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
Mount Siple (RUS) 73° 20' 00.0" S 124° 50' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 120601 Place ID: 13329

Mount Siple (USA) 73° 15' 00.0" S 126° 06' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 131651 Place ID: 13329

A massive, conical, snow-covered mountain, rising to 3,110 m and dominating the NW part of Siple Island (q.v.), which is separated from Bakutis Coast, Marie Byrd Land, by the Getz Ice Shelf. Named after Paul A. Siple (1908-68), American Antarctic explorer and geographer who took part in six Antarctic expeditions, including the two Byrd expeditions of 1928-30 and 1933-35 (Siple Coast, Siple Island, q.v.). He was in command of the West Base (Little America) of the USAS, 1939-41, and was navigator on all major exploratory flights from the base, including the flight on which Mount Siple was discovered. He served as U.S. Army Senior Representative on U.S. Navy Operation HighJump, 1946-47; as Director of Scientific Projects in the planning stages for the US-IGY; and as the inaugural scientific leader at the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station 1956-57.

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