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
Abbot Ice Shelf (RUS) 72° 45' 00.0" S 96° 00' 00.0" W Ice shelf
Name ID: 116722 Place ID: 6

Abbot Ice Shelf (USA) 72° 45' 00.0" S 96° 00' 00.0" W Ice shelf
Name ID: 121533 Place ID: 6

An ice shelf 250 mi long and 40 mi wide, bordering Eights Coast from Cape Waite to Phrogner Point. Thurston Island lies along the N edge of the W half of this ice shelf; other sizable islands (Sherman, Carpenter, Dustin, Johnson, McNamara, Farwell and Dendtler) lie partly or wholly within it. The ice shelf was sighted by members of USAS in flights from the ship Bear, in February 1940, and its W portion was delineated from air photos taken by USN Operation HighJump, 1946-47. The full extent was mapped by USGS from USN air photos of 1966. Named by US-ACAN for R. Admiral J. Lloyd Abbot, Jr., Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, February 1967 to June 1969.

Davis Anchorage (AUS) 68° 34' 36.1" S 77° 55' 45.1" E Anchorage
Name ID: 6 Place ID: 3377

The body of water, with general depths of 18 to 24 m extending about 2 km southwards from the southern point of Anchorage Island, Vestfold Hills. It is bounded on the west by a line joining Krat Rocks and Newman Shoal, and on the east by the rocks and shoal water extending for about 1 km offshore from Davis station. This anchorage has been used by ANARE relief expedition ships since 1957. A hydrographic survey was carried out in 1961 by D'A T Gale, hydrographic surveyor with the ANARE Expedition on MV Thala Dan led by D R Styles.

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