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
Bellinshausen Küste (RUS) 68° 47' 00.0" S 90° 30' 00.0" W
Name ID: 117041 Place ID: 1136

Grierson Island (AUS) 66° 00' 58.0" S 111° 04' 05.0" E Island
Name ID: 1136 Place ID: 5681

One of the Balaena Islands, off the Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, about 2 km WSW of Thompson Island. The Balaena Islands were delineated from air photographs taken on 2 February 1947 by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47). The islands were probably sketched during an ice reconnaissance flight from the Factory Ship Balaena ten days after the Highjump photography and thought to be peaks. Named after John Grierson, Flight Commodore on the Balaena.

Von Bellingshausenkysten (NOR) 68° 49' 12.0" S 90° 28' 00.0" W
Name ID: 114867 Place ID: 1136

After Commander Thaddeus von Bellingshausen, leader of the first Russian Antarctic expedition 1819-21, who discovered Peter I Øy in 1921. See also Bellingshausenhavet.

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