This page presents the geographical name data for Maria Creek in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Maria Creek
Feature Class (see definition): Stream
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9389
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 37' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 03' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.6166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.05
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A glacial meltwater stream, 0.5 mi long, which flows from the snout of Canada Glacier in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land. It drains NE, close to the glacier, entering the W end of Lake Fryxell to the W of Bowles Creek and Green Creek. The name was suggested by Diane McKnight, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologist working in the Lake Fryxell basin, 1987-94, and alludes to the many aeolian deposits of fine sands along the creek, indicative of strong winds blowing around the S end of Canada Glacier during the winter. Named from "They Called the Wind Maria," a song in Paint Your Wagon, the American musical play by Lerner and Loewe.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data