Maria Creek (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Maria 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, approximately 600m long, which flows along or parallel to the snout of Canada Glacier in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land. It drains northeast, close to the glacier, entering the west end of Lake Fryxell to the west of Bowles Creek and Green Creek. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MF10
The name was suggested by Diane McKnight, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologist working in the Lake Fryxell basin, 1987-94, and alludes to the many aeolian deposits of fine sands along the creek, indicative of strong winds blowing around the south end of Canada Glacier during the winter. Named from "They Called the Wind Maria," a song in Paint Your Wagon, the American musical play by Lerner and Loewe.
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