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
White Island (NZL) 78° 08' 00.0" S 167° 24' 00.0" E Island
Name ID: 114718 Place ID: 15975

An island, about 10 miles long in a north-south direction and about 4 miles wide, protruding through the Ross Ice Shelf close to Ross Island, about 3 miles east of Black Island. It has four craters, the highest of which is 701m. Discovered by the NAE, 1901-04, and named by Scott in 1902 because of the mantle of snow which covers it.

White Island (RUS) 78° 10' 00.0" S 167° 25' 00.0" E Island
Name ID: 121368 Place ID: 15975

White Island (USA) 78° 08' 00.0" S 167° 24' 00.0" E Island
Name ID: 133639 Place ID: 15975

An island in the Ross Archipelago, 15 mi long, protruding through the Ross Ice Shelf immediately E of Black Island. Discovered by the BrNAE (1901-04) and so named by them because of the mantle of snow which covers it.

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