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
Larsen Ice Shelf (RUS) 67° 30' 00.0" S 62° 00' 00.0" W Ice shelf
Name ID: 118975 Place ID: 8149

Larsen Ice Shelf (GBR) 67° 30' 00.0" S 62° 30' 00.0" W Ice shelf
Name ID: 109741 Place ID: 8149

Currently (2009) extending along the eastern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula from a fragmentary part around Seal Nunataks and Robertson I on Nordenskjöld Coast, then from Cape Disappointment to Cape Mackintosh, Black Coast. Previously extending from Cape Longing as one continuous feature to Cape Mackintosh, large sections of the northern part have broken away since 1995. Scientific convention refers to sections of Larsen Ice Shelf more explicitly, to enable clear description in scientific and popular literature: Larsen Ice Shelf "A", 64°40'S 60°00'W (the ice shelf formerly adjacent to the Nordenskjold Coast, between Larsen Inlet and Seal Nunataks; retrospective); "B", 65°30'S 62°00'W (from Seal Nunataks to Jason Peninsula): "C", 65°30'S 62°00'W (from Jason Peninsula to Cape Agassiz); and "D", 65°30'S 62°00'W (from Cape Agassiz to Cape Mackintosh). Discovered in December 1893 by Larsen who sailed along the ice front from the vicinity of Robertson Island to c. 68°10'S. Following air photography by RARE in 1947, and ground surveys by FIDS from "Hope Bay" and FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island", 1947-48, the nature of the feature was established and its limits, extending as one continuous feature S to c. 73°00'S, were more accurately determined (APC, 1951). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

Larsen Ice Shelf (USA) 67° 30' 00.0" S 62° 30' 00.0" W Ice shelf
Name ID: 127817 Place ID: 8149

An extensive, linear ice shelf in the northwest part of the Weddell Sea, extending along the east coast of Antarctic Peninsula from Cape Longing to the area just southward of Hearst Island. Named for Capt. C.A. Larsen, who sailed along the Larsen Ice Front in the Jason as far as 6810S during December 1893.

Larsen, barrera de hielos (ARG) 68° 30' 00.0" S 62° 30' 00.0" W Ice shelf
Name ID: 101334 Place ID: 8149

Larsen, Plataforma de Hielo (CHL) 67° 30' 00.0" S 62° 30' 00.0" W Ice shelf
Name ID: 105805 Place ID: 8149

Denominada por el capitán C.A. Larsen, quien con el "Jason", navegó a lo largo del borde exterior de la plataforma de hielo, alcanzó en el año 1893, a los 68° 18' de latitud sur. Es una extensa plataforma de hielo en la región NW del mar de Weddell, que se extiende a lo largo de la costa E de la península Tierra de O'Higgins.

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