Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names

The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (ACAN or US-ACAN) is an advisory committee of the United States Board on Geographic Names responsible for recommending commemorative names for features in Antarctica.[1]

HistoryEdit

The committee was established in 1943 as the Special Committee on Antarctic Names (SCAN).[2] It became the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 1947.[1] Fred G. Alberts was Secretary of the Committee from 1949 to 1980.[1]

By 1959, a structured nomenclature was reached, allowing for further exploration, structured mapping of the region and a unique naming system. A 1990 ACAN gazeeter of Antarctica listed 16,000 names.[2]

DescriptionEdit

The United States does not recognise territorial boundaries within Antarctica, so ACAN assigns names to features anywhere within the continent, in consultation with other national nomenclature bodies where appropriate, as defined by the Antarctic Treaty System.[3] The research and staff support for the ACAN is provided by the United States Geological Survey.[4]

ACAN has a published policy on naming, based on priority of application, appropriateness, and the extent to which usage has become established.[5] The United States Secretary of the Interior is in charge of formally appointing the members of the committee.[1]

Names attributed by the ACANEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Gazetteer of the Antarctic: Names Approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names. National Science Foundation. 1989.
  2. ^ a b Meredith F. Burrill (1990). 1890-1990, a Century of Service: United States Board on Geographic Names. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.
  3. ^ "U.S. Board on Geographic Names". Usgs.gov. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Eighth United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names" (PDF). Unstats.un.org. 24 June 2002. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  5. ^ Policy Covering Antarctic Names
  6. ^ "Ashworth Glacier". Ndsu.edu. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Bird Bluff". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
  8. ^ "Blessing Bluff". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-26.
  9. ^ "Brandau Glacier". United States Geologic Survey. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Brandau Rocks". Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Brown Peaks". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
  12. ^ "Brown Scarp". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
  13. ^ "Bruner Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  14. ^ "Burnette Rock". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  15. ^ "Burrage Dome". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
  16. ^ "Callender Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  17. ^ "Cornely, Cape". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
  18. ^ "Coor Crags". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-11-23.
  19. ^ "Cousins Rock". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  20. ^ "Crary Knoll". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-12-03.
  21. ^ "Creehan Cliff". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  22. ^ "Davey Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
  23. ^ "Dickinson Rocks". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  24. ^ "Dickson Icefalls". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  25. ^ "Dickson Pillar". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  26. ^ "Dillon Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  27. ^ "Dudley Head". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  28. ^ "Durrance Inlet". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  29. ^ "Evans Knoll". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  30. ^ "Everett Spur". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  31. ^ "Fontaine Bluff". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
  32. ^ "Fowler Knoll". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  33. ^ "Gealy Spur". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  34. ^ "Antarctica Detail". geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  35. ^ "Glover Cirque". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
  36. ^ "Grass Bluff". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-03.
  37. ^ "Greene Ridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  38. ^ "Jacobel Glacier". Stolaf.edu. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  39. ^ "Johnson Bluff". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-07-27.
  40. ^ "Jones Ridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
  41. ^ "LaForrest Rock". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  42. ^ "Lasher Spur". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  43. ^ "Leibert Cirque". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  44. ^ "Lepley Nunatak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-11.
  45. ^ "Lie Cliff". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  46. ^ "Mahalak Bluffs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-07-26.
  47. ^ "Maish Nunatak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  48. ^ "Marsh Ridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  49. ^ "Mims Spur". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  50. ^ "Mirfak Nunatak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
  51. ^ "Mizar Nunataks". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  52. ^ "Mohaupt Point". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-10-28.
  53. ^ "Moran Bluff". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  54. ^ "Morse Nunataks". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  55. ^ "US names mountain after an Indian-American scientist". Indiatimes.com. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  56. ^ "Pine Island Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  57. ^ "Icebergs A-68 and B-46 in Antarctica". Esa.int. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  58. ^ "In Memoriam: Winifred Reuning". Usap.gov. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  59. ^ "Thwaites Glacier". geonames.usgs.gov. United States Geological Survey. 1 January 1967. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  60. ^ "Thwaites Glacier". apc.antarctica.ac.uk. UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (APC). 1 April 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2020.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)