Kite Stream

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Kite Stream (77°23′S 162°5′E / 77.383°S 162.083°E / -77.383; 162.083Coordinates: 77°23′S 162°5′E / 77.383°S 162.083°E / -77.383; 162.083) is a meltwater stream in the Victoria Valley, Victoria Land, Antarctica, that flows west from Victoria Lower Glacier into Lake Vida. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after James Steven Kite of the University of Maine, who was a geological field assistant with the Victoria Valley party, 1977–78. Kite was conducting research in the glacial geology of Victoria Valley, when, not as a part of his research, he found a 43-pound (20 kg) iron meteorite in a moraine 0.3 nautical miles (0.6 km) inland from Victoria Lower Glacier.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Kite Stream" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).