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
Ball Stream (USA) 77° 26' 00.0" S 163° 43' 00.0" E Watercourse
Name ID: 122154 Place ID: 838

A meltwater stream 2 mi west of Marble Point on the coast of Victoria Land. It issues from the front of Wilson Piedmont Glacier and flows northeast to Surko Stream just west of where the latter enters Arnold Cove. The stream was studied by Robert L. Nichols, geologist for Metcalf and Eddy, Engineers, Boston, MA, which made engineering studies here under contract to the U.S. Navy in the 1957-58 season. Named by Nichols for Donald G. Ball, soil physicist with Metcalf and Eddy.

Canopus Island (AUS) 67° 32' 06.0" S 62° 58' 57.0" E Island
Name ID: 838 Place ID: 2277

The southern of the two largest islands of the Canopus Islands, about 9 km north-east of Mawson. The two islands were mapped as one and called Spjotxy by Norwegian cartographers from air photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37). The island was included in a triangulation of the islands near Mawson in 1959.

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