lule, Lake (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Lake Iule (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Water body
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
One of two small lakes (the other Lake Oid), between Lake Buddha and Penance Pass, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys.
Named by VUWAE 4 1960-61 (Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition). Advised that the name may be a diminutive, applied following a habit of Texan geologist Dick Blank, due to the small size or ephemeral nature of the lake. Blank "had a habit of referring to small features or objects by adding the suffix -ule to the noun. A very small lake became a lake-ule for example. This habit rather amused us all and eventually caught on and soon we all began doing it." First named on 'Geological Map of the Koettliz-Blue Glacier Region' 1963.
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