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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Mercator Ice Piedmont (GBR) 68° 36' 00.0" S 65° 37' 00.0" W Piedmont
Name ID: 110122 Place ID: 9445

formed by confluence of glaciers at head of Mobiloil Inlet, Bowman Coast, was photographed from the air by Ellsworth, 23 November 1935, when it was thought to be part of Wilkins' Stefansson Strait (Stefansson Sound, q.v.) (Joerg, 1936, Fig.2, p.456); seen from the ground by USAS in January 1941 (Ronne, 1945, p.20) and again photographed from the air by RARE, 22 December 1947; surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in December 1958; in association with the names of pioneers of navigation grouped in this area, named after Gerardus Mercator (1512-94), Flemish mathematician and geographer, and originator in 1568 of the map projection bearing his name (APC, 1962, p.21; DOS 610 sheet W 68 64, 1963).

Mercator Ice Piedmont (USA) 68° 37' 00.0" S 65° 30' 00.0" W Piedmont
Name ID: 128805 Place ID: 9445

A gently-sloping ice piedmont at the head of Mobiloil Inlet, formed by the confluence of the Gibbs, Lammers, Cole and Weyerhaeuser Glaciers in eastern Graham Land. The feature was first photographed from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth in Nov. 1935, and was plotted from these photos by W.L.G. Joerg as the lower end of a "major valley depression" along the coast. First seen from the ground by F. Ronne and C.R. Eklund of USAS, 1939-41, which also obtained air photos. Surveyed by the FIDS in Dec. 1958. Named by UK-APC after Gerardus Mercator (1512-94), Flemish mathematician and geographer, originator of the map projection which bears his name, 1568.

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