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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Palmer Land (RUS) 70° 00' 00.0" S 65° 00' 00.0" W Land
Name ID: 119840 Place ID: 10850

Palmer Land (GBR) 71° 30' 00.0" S 65° 00' 00.0" W Land
Name ID: 110485 Place ID: 10850

the part of the Antarctic Peninsula (q.v.) S of a line joining Cape Jeremy (S end of Fallières Coast) and Cape Agassiz (junction of Bowman and Wilkins coasts). Southern limit defined as a line joining Rydberg Peninsula at 73°S, 80°W and the grounding line of the Evans Ice Stream at approx 76°34'S, 75°00'W. Previously defined as a line joining Cape Adams and a point 73°24'S, 72°00'W on English Coast, the southern limit was moved in 2009, along with that of the Antarctic Peninsula, to more accurately reflect the extent of the Antarctic Peninsula and include an area not previously named. From 1938, following BGLE, the name Graham Land (q.v.) was used in British publications to include much of the current feature, with S limit undefined (Rymill, 1938a; BA, 1948, p.68; APC, 1955, p.11). In 1964 the name Palmer Land, as originally defined, was adopted for use in British official publications, after Capt N.B. Palmer (Palmer Archipelago, q.v.) (APC, 1964, p.4; SPRI, 1965, p.471; DOS 960 Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and British Antarctic Territory sheet, 1973).

Palmer Land (USA) 71° 30' 00.0" S 65° 00' 00.0" W Land
Name ID: 129812 Place ID: 10850

That portion of the Antarctic Peninsula which lies south of a line joining Cape Jeremy and Cape Agassiz. This application of Palmer Land is consistent with the 1964 agreement between US-ACAN and UK-APC, in which the name Antarctic Peninsula was approved for the major peninsula of Antarctica, and the names Graham Land and Palmer Land for the northern and southern portions, respectively. This feature is named after Capt. Nathaniel B. Palmer, American sealer who explored the Antarctic Peninsula area southward of Deception Island in the Hero in November 1820.

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