Kite Stream (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Kite Stream (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 meltwater stream in the Victoria Valley, Victoria Land, that arises on the south side of Lower Victoria Glacier and flows for approximately 11.5km to Lake Vida. Feature shown on: NZ AntTopo50-ME09
Named by United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after James Steven Kite, University of Maine, geological field assistant with the Victoria Valley party, 1977-78. Kite was conducting research in the glacial geology of Victoria Valley, when, not as a part of his research, he found a 43-pound meteorite iron in a moraine approx 500m inland from Victoria Lower Glacier.
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