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Encyclopedia > Bowman Peninsula

Bowman Peninsula (74°47′S 62°22′W) is a peninsula, 25 miles long in a north-south direction and 15 miles wide in its north and central portions, lying between Nantucket Inlet and Gardner Inlet on the east coast of Palmer Land. The peninsula is ice covered and narrows toward the south, terminating in Cape Adams. It was discovered by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, under Ronne, who named it for Isaiah Bowman. Gardner Inlet (74°58′S 62°52′W) is a large, ice-filled inlet at the southwest side of Bowman Peninsula, on the east coast of Palmer Land. ... Map of Antarctica Palmer Land (71°30′ S 065°00′ W) is that portion of the Antarctic Peninsula which lies south of a line joining Cape Jeremy and Cape Agassiz. ... The Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) was an expedition from 1947-1948 which researched the area surrounding the head of the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. ... Isaiah Bowman (26 December 1878, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – 6 January 1950, Baltimore) was an American geographer. ...

This article is based on a United States Geological Survey gazetteer.

 
 

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