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)
Wilkes Land (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Wilkes Land (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Land
This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
That portion of Antarctica between Cape Hordern (100º31''32.5" E) and longitude 136 degrees E. The U.S. Exploring Expedition (1838-42) under Lieut. (later Rear Admiral) Charles E. Wilkes reported several sightings of land in this sector. The coastline was surveyed by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47), USN Operation Windmill (1947-48), ANARE (1956, 1958-60) and the Soviet Antarctic Expeditions (1956-59). Named after Rear Admiral Charles E. Wilkes, USN.
Rear Admiral Charles E. Wilkes, USN
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