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
British Antarctic Territory (GBR) 90° 00' 00.0" S 0° 00' 00.0" E Territory
Name ID: 107961 Place ID: 1869

all islands and territories (c.1710000km 2) between 20°W and 80 W, S of 60 S. Falklands Islands' Dependency, referring to this region only (Mill, 1934, map p.131). The S part of the former Falkland Islands Dependencies (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.5, 38) was named British Antarctic Territory and constituted as a separate colony by Order in Council dated 26 February 1962, following its inclusion in the Antarctic Treaty area in 1961 (Great Britain. Privy Council, 1962; APC, 1962, p.7; DOS 813 British Antarctic Territory sheet, 1963).

Jacobs Nunatak (AUS) 84° 16' 59.9" S 159° 37' 59.9" E Nunatak
Name ID: 1869 Place ID: 7024

A nunatak, about 2,407 m above sea level, near Sylvester Glacier. Plotted by the US Geological Survey from air photographs taken by the US Navy in 1960-62. Named by USACAN after W.S. Jacobs, magnetician and seismologist at the South Pole Station in the winter of 1959.

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