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
Bamse Mountain (USA) 72° 15' 00.0" S 22° 18' 00.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 122164 Place ID: 851

Mountain, 2,500 m, standing 11 mi W of Mount Nils Larsen in the Sor Rondane Mountains. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers in 1957 from air photos taken by USN Operation HighJump, 1946-47, and named Bamsefjell (bear mountain).

Bamsefjell (NOR) 72° 16' 00.0" S 21° 54' 30.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 114853 Place ID: 851

Mountain between Kreitzerisen and H.E. Hansenbreen in the W part of Sør-Rondane. B.=bear mountain.

Bamsenfjell (RUS) 72° 17' 00.0" S 22° 20' 00.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 116954 Place ID: 851

Hippo Island (AUS) 66° 25' 09.0" S 98° 10' 36.0" E Island
Name ID: 851 Place ID: 6405

A small, steep, rocky island about 1 km long and about 75 m high, rising above the Shackleton Ice Shelf, about 3 km north of Delay Point, Queen Mary Land. Discovered and named by the Western Base Party of AAE (1911-14). So named because it is shaped like a hippopotamus.

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