Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Amundsen Sea (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Amundsen Sea (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Sea (4)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
The marginal sea off the coast of Marie Byrd Land between Cape Dart, Siple Island, on the west and Cape Flying Fish, Thurston Island, on the east. Named by the Norwegian expedition of 1928-29, under Capt. Nils Larsen, while exploring this area in February, 1929. Named for Capt. Roald Amundsen, famous Norwegian explorer who was first to reach the South Pole. The sea has been defined with greater precision through discoveries of the U.S. Antarctic Service (1939-41), USN Operation Highjump (1946-47) and U.S. exploration in the post-IGY years.
No images of this place could be found.