SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Neuschwabenland (DEU) 72° 00' 00.0" S 5° 00' 00.0" E
Name ID: 107016 Place ID: 10193

New Schwabenland (USA) 72° 30' 00.0" S 0° 30' 00.0" E
Name ID: 129365 Place ID: 10193

An area name for the mountainous upland of Queen Maud Land extending from the Kraul Mountains to Vorposten Peak. This area, more than 500 miles in extent, was first explored from aircraft by the German Antarctic Expedition of 1938-39 led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher. They named it after the expedition ship The maps published by this expedition were of an uneven quality, features in the eastern portion of the area being plotted with greater reliability. It has not been possible for US-ACAN to identify some features plotted and named by the expedition. The western part of the area was surveyed by the NBSAE, 1949-52. The entire area was mapped from air photos and survey undertaken by Norwegian Antarctic Expeditions in the years 1956-60.

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