Spaulding Pond

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Spaulding Pond (77°39′S 163°7′E / 77.650°S 163.117°E / -77.650; 163.117Coordinates: 77°39′S 163°7′E / 77.650°S 163.117°E / -77.650; 163.117) is a pond 0.3 nautical miles (0.6 km) northeast of the terminal ice cliff of Howard Glacier in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land. The name was suggested by Diane McKnight, leader of United States Geological Survey (USGS) field teams which studied the hydrology and geochemistry of streams and ponds in the Lake Fryxell basin, Taylor Valley, 1987-94. Named after USGS hydrologist Sarah Ann Spaulding, a member of the team during two seasons, 1988–89 and 1991–92, who studied the pond.

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