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
Vostok Subglacial Lake (USA) 77° 30' 00.0" S 106° 00' 00.0" E Water body
Name ID: 136401 Place ID: 17258

A subglacial lake at the base of the East Antarctica ice sheet near the Pole of Inaccessability. The lake is estimated to be of 140 by 30 mi extent and of 500 m depth in the deepest S portion. Seismic soundings and echo soundings indicate the lake is 2.3 to 2.6 mi beneath the ice surface at various points of its length. The name derives from the Russian Vostok research station located above the S part of the lake.

Vostok, Lake (RUS) 77° 23' 30.0" S 104° 45' 00.0" E Water body
Name ID: 134229 Place ID: 17258

Subglacial lake that lies under the South Pole Station Vostok. It is approximately 280 km long from North to South and over 50 km wide. Maximum depth 1200 m; depth in the area of of the Vostok Station, 680 m; depth in the northern part 200-4000 m. Located at 1160 km north of Mirny Station.

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