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
Atka Iceport (RUS) 70° 35' 00.0" S 7° 45' 00.0" W Harbour
Name ID: 116890 Place ID: 608

Atka Iceport (USA) 70° 35' 00.0" S 7° 51' 00.0" W Harbour
Name ID: 121992 Place ID: 608

An iceport about 10 mi long and wide, marking a more-or-less permanent indentation in the front of the Ekstrom Ice Shelf on the coast of Queen Maud Land. The feature was photographed from the air and mapped from these photos by NBSAE, 1951-52. It was named by personnel of the USS Atka, under Cdr. Glen Jacobsen, which moored here in Feb. 1955 while investigating possible base sites for International Geophysical Year operations. The term iceport was first suggested by the US-ACAN in 1956 to denote ice shelf embayments such as this one, subject to configuration changes, which may offer anchorage or possible access to the upper surface of an ice shelf via ice ramps along one or more sides of the feature.

Atkabukta (NOR) 70° 40' 00.0" S 7° 45' 00.0" W Harbour
Name ID: 114814 Place ID: 608

Bay in Ekströmisen, E on Kronprinsesse Märtha Kyst. After the expedition ship "Atka".

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