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
Beardmore Glacier (NZL) 83° 45' 00.0" S 171° 00' 00.0" E Glacier
Name ID: 112758 Place ID: 1054

The glacier up which Shackleton's and Scott's expeditions made their way from the Ross Ice Shelf to the South Polar Plateau. It has a length of 100 miles, and its breadth varies from 8 miles near the bottom to 25 miles near the top, with an average width of 12 miles. Discovered by the BAE, 1907-09, in December 1908, it was named by Shackleton for his generous patron, Sir William Beardmore, later Lord Invernairn.

Beardmore Glacier (RUS) 84° 30' 00.0" S 170° 00' 00.0" E Glacier
Name ID: 117007 Place ID: 1054

Beardmore Glacier (USA) 83° 45' 00.0" S 171° 00' 00.0" E Glacier
Name ID: 122318 Place ID: 1054

One of the largest known valley glaciers, over 100 mi long, descending the polar plateau and flowing N between the Queen Alexandra and Commonwealth Ranges, to enter the Ross Ice Shelf. Discovered by the BrAE (1907-09) and named for Sir William Beardmore, a supporter of the expedition.

Blair Islands (AUS) 66° 51' 53.0" S 143° 18' 50.0" E Island
Name ID: 1054 Place ID: 1429

A group of small islands 9 km west of Cape Gray, George V Land. Discovered by AAE (1911-14) under Sir Douglas Mawson, who named them after J H Blair, a member of the expedition.

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