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
Siple Coast (NZL) 82° 00' 00.0" S 155° 00' 00.0" W Coast
Name ID: 114389 Place ID: 13325

Named for Dr Paul A Siple, who accompanied Rear-Admiral Richard E Byrd on all his Antarctic Expeditions. He was in charge of the West Base of the Unite States Antarctic Service Expedition, 1939-41, which was established at the Bay of Whales, and was the first Scientific Leader at the South Pole Station. He first led a sledging party into Marie Byrd Land from Little America in 1934 at the age of 24.

Siple Coast (RUS) 82° 00' 00.0" S 149° 00' 00.0" W Coast
Name ID: 120598 Place ID: 13325

Siple Coast (USA) 82° 00' 00.0" S 155° 00' 00.0" W Coast
Name ID: 131646 Place ID: 13325

The middle portion of the relatively ill-defined coast along the E side of the Ross Ice Shelf, between the N end of Gould Coast (8330S, 15300W) and the S end of Shirase Coast (8010S, 15100W). Named by NZ-APC in 1961 after Paul A. Siple (Mount Siple, q.v.), noted American scientist-explorer who accompanied R. Admiral Richard E. Byrd on all his Antarctic expeditions.

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