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
Vance Bluff (AUS) 81° 28' 59.9" S 156° 55' 00.1" E Bluff
Name ID: 188 Place ID: 15310

A small ice-covered eminence, about 2,360 m above sea level, about 33 km south-east of Wilhoite Nunataks. The flat summit of the feature merges with the ice sheet to the north and west but there is a steep cliff on the southern side. Mapped from air photographs taken by the US Navy.

Vance Bluff (USA) 81° 49' 00.0" S 156° 55' 00.0" E Bluff
Name ID: 133139 Place ID: 15310

A small ice-covered eminence near the polar plateau, 10 mi N of Laird Plateau. Its flat summit merges with the ice sheet to the north and west, but there is a steep cliff along the south side. Named by US-ACAN for the USS Vance, ocean station ship in support of aircraft flights between New Zealand and McMurdo Sound during USN OpDFrz 1962.

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