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
Kirwan Escarpment (RUS) 73° 30' 00.0" S 3° 00' 00.0" W Escarpment
Name ID: 118782 Place ID: 7570

Kirwan Escarpment (USA) 73° 25' 00.0" S 3° 30' 00.0" W Escarpment
Name ID: 127443 Place ID: 7570

A prominent northwest-facing escarpment which lies S of the Penck Trough in Queen Maud Land. The escarpment is featured by moderate-height cliffs and prominent rock spurs interspersed with glaciers and steep ice slopes and trends NE-SW for about 90 miles. At least the northern end of this feature (Neumayer Cliffs) was included in the aerial photography of the general area by the GerAE (1938-39), but the maps resulting from that expedition do not portray the escarpment properly. The escarpment was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos (1958-59) and named for Laurence P. Kirwan, Director of the Royal Geographical Society.

Kirwanveggen (NOR) 73° 30' 00.0" S 3° 30' 00.0" W Escarpment
Name ID: 115419 Place ID: 7570

Row with mountains between Amundsenisen in the S and Ritscherflya and Pencks√łkket in the N part of Maudheimvidda. After Laurence P. Kirwan, Director of the Royal Geographical Society.

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