Ablation Valley (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Ablation Valley (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Valley
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
mainly ice-free W-E valley on E coast of Alexander Island, S of Ablation Point, was photographed from the air by Ellsworth in November 1935 and subsequently mapped by Joerg (1937, map facing p.444); following survey by BGLE in October 1936, named at its mouth Ablation Bay (Rymill, 1938a, p.511) or Ablation Camp (Stephenson and Fleming, 1940, p.160-61 and photograph p.162; Stephenson, 1940, p.173 and map facing p.232), because of the limited snow and ice cover. Ablation Valley (APC, 1955, p.4; DOS 610 sheet W 70 68, 1960). The valley was remapped by a University of Aberdeen party, supported by BAS, in 1978-79 (Sugden and Clapperton, 1980).
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