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
Erebus, Mount (RUS) 77° 32' 00.0" S 167° 20' 00.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 117905 Place ID: 4304

Erebus, Mount (USA) 77° 32' 00.0" S 167° 10' 00.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 124865 Place ID: 4304

An active volcano, 3,794 m high, which forms the summit of Ross Island at the southwestern corner of Ross Sea. Named by Captain James Clark Ross in 1841 for his ship, the Erebus.

Mount Erebus (NZL) 77° 32' 00.0" S 167° 10' 00.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 113250 Place ID: 4304

An active volcano, 4069m high, which forms the summit of Ross Island. Discovered and named by Ross on 28 January for the 370 ton vessel from which he discovered the volcano. It is the loftiest active volcano in the Antarctic and has been ascended twice, first by a party under David in 1908, and secondly by a party under Priestley in 1912. The climb presents little difficulty, and in 1912 sledges were pulled to a height of about 2743m.

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