Antarctica, official name decisions of the United States Board on Geographic Names

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Names, Geographical -- Antarctica., Antarctica -- Gazett
Statementprepared in the Geographic Names Division, U.S. Army Topographic Command.
GenreGazetteers.
ContributionsUnited States Board on Geographic Names., United States. Geographic Names Division., United States. Defense Mapping Agency.
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The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is a Federal body created in and established in its present form by Public Law in to maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government. For geographic feature names policies applying to the United States, or to the use of foreign geographic names, Antarctica names.

Genre/Form: Gazetteers: Additional Physical Format: Online version: United States. Office of Geography. Antarctica; official name decisions of the United States Board on Geographic Names.

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Antarctica; official name decisions of the United States Board on Geographic Names Washington Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further. Publication date Series United States. Board on Geographic Names. Gazetteer no. 14 Note First published in by the Board on Geographical Names as its Special publication no.

86 under title: The geographical names of Antarctica. This gazetteer conta names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names and the Secretary of the Interior for features in Antarctica and the area extending northward to the Antarctic Convergence.

Included in this geographic area, the Antarctic region, are the off-lying South Shetland Islands, the South Orkney Islands, the South Sandwich Islands, South Georgia, Bouvetøya.

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King Peninsula Coordinates) is an ice-covered peninsula, nautical miles ( km) long and 20 nautical miles (40 km) wide, lying south of Thurston Island and forming the south side of Peacock Sound,It projects from the continental ice sheet and trends west between the Abbot Ice Shelf and Cosgrove Ice Shelf to terminate at the Amundsen feature was photographed from the air by.

The geographic nomenclature of Antarctica was long in need of an overall systematic treatment, objective in approach and based upon thorough examination of all the Antarctica.

The results of such treatment over a period of about three years were presented in Geographical Names of Antarctica, Special Publication No. 86 of the Board on Geographical Names, in Maytwo supplements to which were.

Gazetteer of the Antarctic: names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names. Related Titles. Series: NSF (Series) ; By. Geological Survey (U.S.). National Mapping Division.

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National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Polar Programs. United States Board on Geographic Names.

United States. Defense Mapping Edition: 4th Ed. Vinson Massif is the tallest mountain in Antarctica. Its peak reaches 4, m (16, ft), though the mountain itself is a large raised feature around 21 km (13 mi) long and 13 km (8 mi) wide, dominating the Sentinel Range of the Ellesworth Mountains in which it is located.

Image courtesy of NASA. Factbook photos - obtained from a variety of. The year of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names decision concerning the name. Description: Character: Date Created: Date: The date the feature was initially committed to the database. Date Edited: Date: The date any attribute of an existing feature was last edited.

First Report of the United States Board on Geographic Names. [United States Geographic Board] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition). Chapter 1: The United States in Antarctica he Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) provides mapping, high-resolution satellite imagery, and geospatial support to the USAP.

his is a. Gazetteer of the Antarctic: names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names by United States Board on Geographic Names; United States. Defense Mapping : Full text of "Geographic Names of the Antarctic 1st edition" See other formats.

The name United States of Antarctica comed from the kind of government (Federate States) and from the name of the continent,Antarctica.

History In 30 September ,the Antarctic Kingdom annexed of the remaining Antarctic territory,and the King Fabrizio I declared the end of the Antarctic Kingdom,and the born of the United States of Antarctica Capital city: New Washington. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Antarctic Names Database maintains a comprehensive database for names in the Antarctic continent, that have been approved by the United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN).

The USGS also publishes an online Atlas of Antarctic Research. `Antarctica: A Biography' is a huge scholarly piece of work by the well respected and award winning author-historian David Day who has conducted detailed primary and secondary research in institutions and archives throughout the world plus accessing a wide range of journals, reports, correspondence by: Antarctica, official name decisions of the United States Board on Geographic Names.

G U49 Looking south: Australia's Antarctic agenda / editors, Lorne K. This information is presented in Appendix F: Cross Reference List of Geographic Names. It includes a listing of various alternate names, former names, local names, and regional names referenced to one or more related Factbook entries.

Spellings are normally, but not always, those approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN). A city in Spencer County, Indiana, United States founded inadopting its current name in ; that has the only Santa Claus postmark in the U.S.

Postal system - it shares its name with a founded city in Toombs County, Georgia, United States and a ghost town in nt: A town in Maryland with an unfortunate name.

The State Committee on Geographic Names is established by Education Law within the Education Department to advise the United States Board on Geographic Names on issues relating to place names in New York.

The Committee reviews proposals for new. There is a $ redeposit fee for members who do not show up for their flight and request a redeposit of their miles. This fee applies to all members. Can I book a ticket for someone else with my MileagePlus miles.

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Out of 6, records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Antarctica was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year. Weird things about the name Antarctica: Your name in reverse order. Antarctic place names Mertz Glacier tongue, named for Dr Xavier Mertz of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition – (Photo: Barbara Wienecke) The Australian Antarctic Division has a central role in assigning place names in the Australian Antarctic Territory and.

Not to be confused with the Antarctic continent as a whole. The United States of Antarctica, officially the Krytocratic Republic of the United States of Antarctica and often abbreviated as the USA, is a large nation which comprises most of the Antarctic USA is made up of eight states, has a wide variety of territories, and oversees multiple free republics.

The history of Antarctica emerges from early Western theories of a vast continent, known as Terra Australis, believed to exist in the far south of the term Antarctic, referring to the opposite of the Arctic Circle, was coined by Marinus of Tyre in the 2nd century AD.

The rounding of the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn in the 15th and 16th centuries proved that Terra Australis. The name Arctic comes from the Greek word Arktos, which means bear. The bears in question are not polar, but celestial: the Great and the Little Bear, constellations visible only in the Northern Hemisphere.

Antarktikos – Antarctica – is thus the opposite of “the land of the bear” and is. It is divided into two large regions called Greater Antarctica to the east and Lesser Antarctica to the west, although every direction leading from the south pole is actually north. See the South African Antarctic Pages.

MAPS. Antarctica contains over 70% of the world's water and 90% of the world's ice, within itself. The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) and the U.S.

Board on Geographic Names' (US BGN) database of foreign geographic feature names. The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the US BGN.

some antarctic nicknames Included here are some of the nicknames and noms de plume associated with Antarctic explorers, mostly those identified with the Heroic Age. Expeditions on which the explorers served are included although the entries may not be complete.The governance of Antarctica is carried out by the Consultative Nations of the Antarctic Treaty during an annual "Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting".

These are the Countries that play an active role in Antarctica by being engaged in substantial scientific research activity.

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