The Info List - Graham Land

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Coordinates: 66°00′S 63°30′W / 66.000°S 63.500°W / -66.000; -63.500

Northern Graham Land
Graham Land
and the surrounding islands. 1 Antarctic Peninsula, 2 James Ross Island, 3 D'Urville Island, 4 Joinville Island, 5 Dundee Island, 6 Snow Hill Island, 7 Vega Island, 8 Seymour Island, 9 Andersson Island, 10 Paulet Island, 11 Lockyer Island, 12 Eagle Island, 13 Jonassen Island, 14 Bransfield Island, 15 Astrolabe Island, 16 Tower Island

A 1944 stamp of the Falkland Islands overprinted for use in Graham Land.

Graham Land
Graham Land
is the portion of the Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctic Peninsula
that lies north of a line joining Cape Jeremy and Cape Agassiz. This description of Graham Land
Graham Land
is consistent with the 1964 agreement between the British Antarctic Place-names Committee and the US Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, in which the name "Antarctic Peninsula" was approved for the major peninsula of Antarctica, and the names Graham Land
Graham Land
and Palmer Land
Palmer Land
for the northern and southern portions, respectively. The line dividing them is roughly 69 degrees south. Graham Land
Graham Land
is named after Sir James R. G. Graham, First Lord of the Admiralty at the time of John Biscoe's exploration of the west side of Graham Land
Graham Land
in 1832.[1] It is claimed by Argentina (as part of Argentine Antarctica), Britain (as part of the British Antarctic Territory) and Chile (as part of the Chilean Antarctic Territory). Graham Land
Graham Land
is the closest part of Antarctica
to South America.[2] Thus it is the usual destination for small ships taking paying visitors on Antarctic trips from South America.[3] (Larger ships are not allowed to disembark passengers.) Until the discoveries of the British Graham Land Expedition of 1934–1937, it was generally supposed to be an archipelago rather than a peninsula.[4] The mountains of Graham Land
Graham Land
are the last range of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges (cordillera) that consists of an almost continuous sequence of mountain ranges that form the western "backbone" of North America, Central America, South America and Antarctica.


1 Mountains 2 Plateaus 3 Other names 4 Maps 5 See also 6 References

6.1 Further reading

7 External links


Mount Brading, 4 nautical miles (7 km) east of the northeast corner of Larsen Inlet.

Plateaus[edit] The interior of Graham Land
Graham Land
is occupied by a series of plateaus, namely (north to south) Laclavère Plateau, Louis Philippe Plateau, Detroit Plateau, Herbert Plateau, Foster Plateau, Forbidden Plateau, Bruce Plateau, Avery Plateau
Avery Plateau
and Hemimont Plateau. Other names[edit] Argentina calls the area Tierra de San Martín (Land of Saint Martin)[5] and also calls the northern peninsula (Trinity Peninsula) Península Trinidad or Tierra de la Trinidad. Similarly, Chile calls the entire Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctic Peninsula
Tierra de O'Higgins (Land of O'Higgins).[5] Maps[edit]

Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.

See also[edit]

British Graham Land
Graham Land
Expedition Moyes Nunatak


^ Stanton, William (1975). The Great United States
United States
Exploring Expedition. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 147. ISBN 0520025571.  ^ ESA Science & Technology: Graham Land ^ A cruise to Antarctica
is a trip like no other ^ McGonigal, David (2009). Antarctica: Secrets of the Southern Continent. London: Frances Lincoln Ltd. ISBN 0-7112-2980-5.  ^ a b Антарктический полуостров, an article from Great Soviet Encyclopedia.

Further reading[edit]

U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Graham Land

External links[edit]

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