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
Ellsworth Land (RUS) 75° 00' 00.0" S 85° 00' 00.0" W Land
Name ID: 117874 Place ID: 4204

Ellsworth Land (USA) 75° 30' 00.0" S 80° 00' 00.0" W Land
Name ID: 124787 Place ID: 4204

That portion of the Antarctic continent bounded on the west by Marie Byrd Land, on the north by Bellingshausen Sea, on the northeast by the base of Antarctic Peninsula, and on the east by the western margin of Ronne Ice Shelf. It is largely a high ice plateau, but includes the majestic Ellsworth Mountains and a number of scattered mountain groups as the Hudson, Jones, Behrendt, Merrick, Sweeney and Scaife Mountains. This land lies near the center of the area traversed by American explorer Lincoln Ellsworth on an airplane flight during November-December 1935. It was named for him by US-ACAN (1962) to commemorate that historic transcontinental flight from Dundee Island to the Ross Ice Shelf.

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