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ID: 1000007
 

Record Type: physical
Hierarchy of Antarctica (continent)  Antarctica (continent)

Coordinates:
Lat: 83 50 37 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -83.8430  decimal degrees
Long: 065 43 30 E  degrees minutes   Long: 65.7250  decimal degrees

Note: Continent lying around the South Pole, much of which is covered by an ice cap; supports whales and other fauna and flora suited to a cold climate; had a warmer climate in earlier ages; area is claimed by several nations.

Names:
Antarctica (preferred,C,O,English-P,U,N)
Antarctic Continent (C,O)
Antarctique (C,O,French,U,N)
Antarktis (C,O)
ATA (C,O,ISO3L)  ............ for ISO, meaning the territory south of 60 degrees south latitude
AQ (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO010 (C,O,ISO3N)
Antarctic (C,V,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Antarctica (continent)  ....  Antarctica (continent) (P)

Place Types:
continent (preferred, C)
area (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Antarctic..........  [VP]
....................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-)
Antarctica..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 55
Antarctic Continent..........  [VP]
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 55
Antarctique..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Antarktis..........  [VP]
....................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 43
AQ..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 11
ATA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 11
ISO010..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 11
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 43
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 11
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 6 November 2015
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 55
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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