Name details

Aiken Creek

Aiken Creek (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Aiken Creek  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 121627

Feature type: Watercourse (10)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

A glacial meltwater stream in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land, which flows N from the unnamed glacier W of Wales Glacier to Many Glaciers Pond, then W to Lake Fryxell. The feature is 4 mi long and receives some tributary flow from Wales Glacier. The name was suggested by hydrologist Diane McKnight, leader of the USGS team which made extensive studies of the hydrology and geochemistry of streams and ponds in the Lake Fryxell basin, 1987-94. Named after USGS hydrologist George R. Aiken, a member of the field team in three summer seasons, 1987-91, who assisted in establishing stream gaging stations on the streams flowing into Lake Fryxell in the 1990-91 season.

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Location

Latitude:
77° 36' 00.0" S
- 77.60000°
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Longitude:
163° 17' 00.0" E
163.28333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1992

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