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
Ritscher Hochland (RUS) 72° 30' 00.0" S 9° 00' 00.0" W Plateau
Name ID: 120235 Place ID: 12186

Ritscher Upland (USA) 73° 00' 00.0" S 9° 00' 00.0" W Plateau
Name ID: 130808 Place ID: 12186

A large ice-covered upland of western Queen Maud Land, bounded by Kraul Mountains and Heimefront Range to the west and southwest, and by Borg Massif and Kirwan Escarpment to the east. Discovered by the GerAE, 1938-39, and named for Capt. Alfred Ritscher, leader of the expedition. Remapped from air photos taken by NBSAE in 1951-52.

Ritscherflya (NOR) 73° 15' 00.0" S 9° 00' 00.0" W Plateau
Name ID: 115837 Place ID: 12186

Large glaciated area between Vestfjella, Heimefrontfjella, Kirwanveggen and Borgmassivet in Maudheimvidda. After captain Alfred Ritscher, leader of the GerAE, 1938-39.

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