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)
Weddell Sea (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Weddell 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:
A great ice-filled sea which indents the continent between the Antarctic Peninsula and Cape Norvegia, Queen Maud Land. The sea was discovered in 1823 by James Weddell, Master, RN, who named it George IV Sea. The present name, honoring the discoverer, was proposed by Dr. Karl Fricker in 1900, and it has been universally accepted.
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