Palmer Land


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Palmer Land,

part of the Antarctic PeninsulaAntarctic Peninsula,
glaciated mountain region of W Antarctica, extending c.1,200 mi (1,930 km) N toward South America. In the south, volcanic peaks rise to c.11,000 ft (3,350 m); other volcanic cones are hidden beneath the ice.
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, W Antarctica. Named by Americans after Nathaniel PalmerPalmer, Nathaniel Brown,
1799–1877, American sea captain and antarctic explorer, b. Stonington, Conn. While on a whaling voyage (1820–21) in the South Shetlands, he commanded the Hero
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, who explored the area in 1820, Palmer Land (or Palmer Peninsula) referred to the entire Antarctic Peninsula. Palmer Land also refers to the portion of the peninsula surrounding Graham Land to the north, west, and south.
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Palmer Land

the S part of the Antarctic Peninsula
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Andrew Shepherd from the University of Leeds, and co-author of the new study, titled "Increased ice flow in Western Palmer Land linked to ocean melting," said in a statement Tuesday: "Although Western Palmer Land holds a lot of ice - enough to raise global sea levels by 20 centimeters - its glaciers can't be responsible for a major contribution to sea level rise, because their speed has barely changed over the past 25 years.
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