A 1:5,000,000 map of the Arctic was published by the American Geographical Society (AGS) in September 1975. Among other information, the map includes limits of trees, permafrost, and sea ice, locations of major research stations, archaeological sites, and active weather stations. A glossary lists abbreviations used in the geographical names and gives meanings of commonly used terms in the foreign names. The bathymetric data for the map were supplied by Bruce Heezen of the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory. O.M. Miller provided the scale departure diagram and the information on measuring areas and distances on the map. Under a joint program with the U.S. Geological Survey, the Society used the LANDSAT (formerly called Earth Resources Technology Satellite) imagery in preparing the map, the first map of the Arctic to incorporate satellite data for adjusting topographic features. The map is reproduced in 10 colors and measures 127 by 152 centimeters. The map price is $12 prepaid, which includes postage and handling. Folded and unfolded copies are available in the United States; folded copies only are available outside the United States. (No further information in article).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Interagency Arctic Research Coordinating Committee

    National Science Foundation
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 36
  • Serial:
    • Arctic Bulletin
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Interagency Arctic Research Coordinating Committee

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Interagency Arctic Research Coordinating Committee
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM