Name details

Wharton Creek

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133610

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

Meltwater stream, 1,000 m long, flowing NE along the S edge of Suess Glacier to the SW corner of Lake Chad in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land. Named by US-ACAN in 1996 after Robert A. Wharton, Jr., biologist, Desert Research Institute (Reno, NV), principal investigator in the first Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in McMurdo Dry Valleys, who had conducted pioneering research with microbial mats in Lake Hoare from 1978.

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Location

Latitude:
77° 39' 00.0" S
- 77.65000°
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Longitude:
162° 45' 00.0" E
162.75000°
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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

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1996

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