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
Mawson Glacier (NZL) 76° 13' 00.0" S 162° 05' 00.0" E Glacier
Name ID: 113865 Place ID: 9183

A glacier about 5 miles wide descending to the Ross Sea, where it becomes the Nordenskjold Ice Tongue. Discovered by the BAE, 1907-09, and named for Douglas (later Sir Douglas) Mawson, physicist with the expedition and a member of the South Magnetic Pole Party, who was later to become the leader of two other Antarctic expeditions, 1911-14 and 1929-31.

Mawson Glacier (RUS) 76° 20' 00.0" S 161° 30' 00.0" E Glacier
Name ID: 119290 Place ID: 9183

Mawson Glacier (USA) 76° 13' 00.0" S 162° 05' 00.0" E Glacier
Name ID: 128578 Place ID: 9183

A large glacier on the E coast of Victoria Land, descending eastward from the polar plateau, to the N of Trinity Nunatak and the Kirkwood Range, to enter Ross Sea, where it forms the Nordenskjold Ice Tongue. First mapped by the BrAE (1907-09) and named for Douglas Mawson, expedition physicist, who later led two other Antarctic expeditions, 1911-14, and 1929-31.

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