Chain Moraines (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Chain Moraines (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Moraine
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:
Drifting moraines located 5km northwest of Skew Peak, 'floating' on ice trapped at the ablation centres at the confluent flow of ice from Rim Glacier, Sprocket Glacier, and Mackay Glacier, including the moraines at the west side of Rim Glacier, in Victoria Land. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MD07
Approved by New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) in 1995, the name alludes to the use of a bicycle as a practical means of transportation by a New Zealand glacial mapping party lead by Trevor Chinn, summer season 1992-93, and is part of a theme of cycling names in the area. The Moraines resemble a chain wrapped about a sprocket (cf Sprocket Glacier).
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