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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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139659

Feature type: Watercourse

Origin

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:

Narrative

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

Named For

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.

Location

Latitude:
77° 36' 05.6" S
-77.60156°
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Longitude:
163° 17' 23.6" E
163.28989°
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Altitude:
20 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
McMurdo Dry Valleys LiDAR 2014-15
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM)
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Height at reference point

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
18-Apr-1994

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