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
Thurston Island (RUS) 72° 30' 00.0" S 100° 00' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 120972 Place ID: 14684

Thurston Island (USA) 72° 06' 00.0" S 99° 00' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 132691 Place ID: 14684

A largely ice-covered, glacially dissected island, 135 mi long and 55 mi wide, lying between Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas off the NW end of Ellsworth Land. The island is separated from the mainland by peacock Sound, which is occupied by the W portion of Abbot Ice Shelf Discovered by R. Admiral Byrd and members of the USAS in a flight from the Bear, Feb. 27, 1940. Named by Byrd for W. Harris Thurston, New York textile manufacturer, designer of the windproof "Byrd Cloth" and contributor to the expedition. Originally charted as a peninsula, the feature was found to be an island by the USN Bellingshausen Sea Expedition in February 1960.

Thurston, Isla (CHL) 71° 50' 00.0" S 97° 30' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 106360 Place ID: 14684

Avistada desde el aire por USAS durante vuelos efectuados desde el "Bear" en febrero de 1940. El nombre le fue puesto por el almirante Richard E. Byrd por W. Harris Thurston, de Nueva York, manufacturero de textiles y diseñador de la "Ropa Byrd" para protección del viento. Thurston contribuyó a la expedición. Isla que marca el límite occidental del mar de Bellingshausen y lo separa el mar de Amundsen.

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