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
Airy Glacier (GBR) 69° 13' 00.0" S 66° 01' 00.0" W Glacier
Name ID: 107468 Place ID: 135

S of Anchor Crag flowing W into Forster Ice Piedmont, Fallières Coast, was roughly surveyed by BGLE in 1936-37 (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); photographed from the air by RARE, 27 November 1947; resurveyed by FIDS from Stonington Island in December 1958; in association with the names of pioneers of navigation grouped in this area, named after Sir George Biddell Airy (1801-92), British Astronomer Royal, 1835-81, who in 1839 introduced the method of correcting magnetic compasses for deviation that is still in use (APC, 1962, p.3; DOS 610 sheet W 69 64, x.1963).

Airy Glacier (USA) 69° 13' 00.0" S 66° 20' 00.0" W Glacier
Name ID: 121635 Place ID: 135

A glacier 20 mi long and 6 mi wide, flowing W to the NE portion of Forster Ice Piedmont, near the W coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. First roughly surveyed by BGLE, 1936-37; photographed from the air by RARE, 1947; and surveyed by FIDS, 1958. Named by UK-APC for Sir George Biddell Airy, British Astronomer Royal (1835-81), who in 1839 introduced a method of correcting magnetic compasses for deviation.

O'Brien Bay (AUS) 66° 18' 07.9" S 110° 31' 27.8" E Bay
Name ID: 135 Place ID: 10466

A large bay between Bailey Peninsula and Mitchell Peninsula, Windmill Islands. Delineated from air photographs taken by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47). Named after Lieutenant C.E. O'Brien, USN who participated in USN Operation Windmill (1947-48).  

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