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
Getz Ice Shelf (RUS) 74° 15' 00.0" S 126° 30' 00.0" W Ice shelf
Name ID: 118167 Place ID: 5286

Getz Ice Shelf (USA) 74° 15' 00.0" S 125° 00' 00.0" W Ice shelf
Name ID: 125646 Place ID: 5286

An ice shelf, over 300 mi long and from 20 to 60 mi wide, bordering the Hobbs and Bakutis Coasts of Marie Byrd Land between McDonald Heights and Martin Peninsula. Several large islands are partially or wholly embedded in the ice shelf. The ice shelf westward of Siple Island was discovered by the USAS in December 1940. The portion eastward of Siple Island was first delineated from air photos taken by USN Operation HighJump, 1946-47. The entire feature was mapped by the USGS from U.S. Navy air phots. of 1962-65. Named by the USAS (1939-41) for George F. Getz of Chicago, who helped furnish the seaplane for the expedition.

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