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Geographic names of Antarctica

January 1, 1956

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 evidence. 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 May 1947, two supplements to which were issued in 1949 and 1951. The continuing program since that publication has now covered most of the geographic naming in Antarctica. As research has filled in many of the previous gaps in knowledge, a number of names have been modified and minor amendments have been made in the policies. This revised publication brings together the greatly enlarged body of names officially standardized for use by the United States Government, together with new pertinent background information.

Publication Year 1956
Title Geographic names of Antarctica
Authors Meredith F. Burrill, Kenneth J. Bertrand, Fred G. Alberts
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title Gazetteer
Series Number 14
Index ID 70039165
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Office of Geography