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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Feature type: Watercourse
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:
A glacial meltwater stream in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land, which flows north from Aiken Glacier west of Wales Glacier to Many Glaciers Pond, then west to Lake Fryxell. The feature is approximately 8.5km long and receives some tributary flow from Wales Glacier. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MF10
The name was suggested by hydrologist Diane McKnight, leader of the U.S. Geological Survey (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 gauging stations on the streams flowing into Lake Fryxell in the 1990-91 season.
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