Name details

Belgica Stream

Belgica Stream (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Belgica Stream  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Spain Gazetteer Id 137606

Feature type: None recorded.

Origin

This name originates from Spain. It is part of the Spain Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

It is a stream of about 1 km long and maximum depth of 40 cm, ì with a diffuse network upstream; approx 1000 m from Cerro Negro ì to the W In Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland ì Islands. Cyanobacterial mats, mosses and green algal felts cover ì the margins and in the flat areas the stream bed. It runs from ì the plateau to the south beaches where it gets to the sea. ì Coordinates given from a GPS (7m accuracy). The name was given ì after the chironomid Belgica antartica because it is one of the ì very few sites in Byers Peninsula where this insect is found. It ì has been investigated by Spanish research projects because the ì presence of this chironomid as well as the other chironomid ì species Parochlus steinenni. Several publications have already ì used Belgica Stream as an unofficial name for this feature.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 39' 26.6" S
- 62.65739°
Accurate to 0m
Longitude:
61° 01' 00.0" W
- 61.01667°
Accurate to 0m
Altitude:
Not recorded
Accurate to 0m

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown The coordinates for this place name were derived from Map id 0 - This map does not exist in the SCAR Map Catalogue. in the SCAR Map Catalogue.
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
26-Apr-2013

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