Adelie Land


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A·dé·lie Coast

also A·dé·lie Land  (ə-dā′lē)
A region of Antarctica near George V Coast, under French sovereignty since 1938.

Adélie Land

(ˈædɪlɪ; French adeli)
n
(Placename) a part of Antarctica, between Wilkes Land and George V Land: the mainland section of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (claim suspended under the Antarctic Treaty). Also called: Adélie Coast French name: Terre Adélie
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Noun1.Adelie Land - a costal region of Antarctica to the south of Australia; noted for its large colonies of penguins
Antarctic continent, Antarctica - an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep; "Antarctica is twice the size of Australia"
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Contract notice: Annual charter helicopters in adelie land (antarctica).
The system, known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW), is generated in clockwise movement in four big sea shelves that abut Antarctica-the Weddell Sea, Prydz Bay, Adelie Land and Ross Sea, a private news channel reported.
To counteract the boredom, often expeditioners improvise concerts and there was an Adelie land Band.