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)
Coats Land (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Coats Land (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Land (1)
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:
That part of Antarctica which lies westward of Queen Maud Land and forms the eastern shore of Weddell Sea, extending in a general northeast-southwest direction between 20°00'W and 36°00'W. The northeast part was discovered from the Scotia by William S. Bruce, leader of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-04. He gave the name Coats Land for James Coats, Jr., and Maj. Andrew Coats, the two chief supporters of the expedition. In December 1914 and January 1915, Ernest Shackleton in the Endurance continued the exploration southward, joining Bruce's discovery to land which Wilhelm Filchner had discovered from the Deutschland in 1912.
No images of this place could be found.