Defile, The (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
The Defile (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: None recorded.
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
An ice-free narrow passageway between the terminus of Suess Glacier and the talus-covered mountain slope of Mt Nussbaum. This defile is a radiation gully. It was first seen by early Bristish expeditions but first described, named and photographed by Griffith Taylor in 1911. The name was suggested for official adoption by Professor T L Péwé of the US Deep Freeze III, 1957-58, because of its use in scientific publications as well as in earlier accounts. The name is truly descriptvie of the narrow passageway.
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