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
Drygalski Ice Tongue (NZL) 75° 24' 00.0" S 163° 30' 00.0" E Tongue
Name ID: 113192 Place ID: 3902

An ice tongue which is fed by the David and Larsen Glaciers and is about 25 miles wide at its base along the coast of Victoria Land, extending eastward into the Ross Sea for about 38 miles. Discovered in January 1902 by the NAE, 1901-04, when seeking a harbour for winter quarters. Scott named it for the German Antarctic explorer, Dr Erich von Drygalski.

Drygalski Ice Tongue (RUS) 75° 30' 00.0" S 163° 30' 00.0" E Tongue
Name ID: 117784 Place ID: 3902

Drygalski Ice Tongue (USA) 75° 24' 00.0" S 163° 30' 00.0" E Tongue
Name ID: 124539 Place ID: 3902

A glacier tongue that is the prominent seaward extension of the David Glacier into the Ross Sea. It ranges from 9 to 15 mi wide and is over 30 mi long. Capt. R.F. Scott, leader of the BrNAE, discovered this feature in January 1902 and named it for Prof. Erich von Drygalski, a contemporary German explorer then in Antarctica. This feature became well established by the name Drygalski Ice Tongue prior to initiation of systematic application of common specific names to a glacier and its glacier tongue. Although this feature is a glacier tongue, the generic term ice tongue has been retained in the name to reduce ambiguity.

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