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
Stancomb-Wills Glacier (USA) 75° 18' 00.0" S 19° 00' 00.0" W Glacier
Name ID: 132080 Place ID: 13916

A large glacier that debouches into eastern Weddell Sea southward of Lyddan Island where it forms the extensive Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue. The glacier was discovered in the course of the U.S. Navy LC-130 plane flight over the coast, Nov. 5, 1967, and was plotted by USGS from photographs obtained at that time. The name was applied by US-ACAN in 1969, in association with the "Stancomb-Wills Promontory" (now Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue), the seaward edge of which was discovered and named by Shackleton in January 1915.

Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue (GBR) 74° 47' 00.0" S 22° 23' 00.0" W Glacier
Name ID: 137624 Place ID: 13916

The floating part of the NW extension into BAT of Stancomb-Willsstraumen, Dronning Maud Land, flowing into the Weddell Sea between Brunt Ice Shelf and Riiser-Larsen Ice Shelf, W of Lyddan Ice Rise, Caird Coast. The floating glacier tongue of this feature was roughly charted by BITAE, 15 January 1915, and named Stancomb Wills Promontory after Miss (later Dame) Janet Stancomb-Wills (d. 1932), a prime supporter of the expedition, after whom one of the Endurance"s boats was also named. Stancomb-Wills Shelf Ice (AGS map, [1929c]). Stancomb-Wills Ice Tongue (USAF chart 1806, 1947). Following the voyage of the Argentine icebreaker General San Martín along this coast in January 1955, it was reported that the glacier tongue had calved along the line of Brunt Ice Front (Thomas, 1957c, p.354). In January 1956, TAE reported a concentration of icebergs in the area where the seaward part of the floating glacier tongue of this feature had disintegrated. Stancomb(e)(-)Wills Ice Promontory (USHO, 1956, p.79; Fuchs and Hillary, 1958e, p.24). Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue, referring to the seaward, mainly floating part of the feature in 75°00"S 22°00"W (AGS map, 1970; Alberts, 1977, p.47). Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue, referring to the floating part in BAT, W of 20°00"W (APC, 2013).

Stancomb-Willsstraumen (NOR) 75° 25' 00.0" S 19° 00' 00.0" W Glacier
Name ID: 116062 Place ID: 13916

Large ice stream W-most in Maudheimvidda, Dronning Maud Land that continue and ends in the British sector. After Janet Stancomb-Wills who supported the "Endurance" expedition.

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