Cetus Hill is a large ice-covered mound which comes to a point with three jagged rock peaks at its west end. It is located at the head of Ryder Glacier in western Palmer Land, about 27 nautical miles (50 km) east-northeast of Gurney Point. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after the constellation of Cetus.
Ryder Glacier is a gently sloping glacier, 13 nautical miles (24 km) long and wide, flowing west from the Dyer Plateau of Palmer Land into George VI Sound to the south of Gurney Point. First surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1954 for Captain Robert E.D. Ryder, Royal Navy, who as Lieutenant, was commander of the Penola during the BGLE, 1934-37.
Palmer Land is the portion of the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica that lies south of a line joining Cape Jeremy and Cape Agassiz. This application of Palmer Land is consistent with the 1964 agreement between US-ACAN and UK-APC, in which the name Antarctic Peninsula was approved for the major peninsula of Antarctica, and the names Graham Land and Palmer Land for the northern and southern portions, respectively. The line dividing them is roughly 69 degrees south.
Gurney Point is a small rocky mass overlooking George VI Sound, rising to 610 metres (2,000 ft) and marking the western extremity of the rock ridge separating Bertram Glacier and Ryder Glacier on the west coast of Palmer Land, Antarctica. The point was first seen and photographed from the air on November 23, 1935, by Lincoln Ellsworth, and was mapped from these photographs by W.L.G. Joerg. It was surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under John Rymill, and was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1954 for Norman A. Gurney, a member of the BGLE, 1934–37.
The Usarp Mountains is a major Antarctic mountain range, lying westward of the Rennick Glacier and trending N-S for about 190 kilometres (118 mi). The feature is bounded to the north by Pryor Glacier and the Wilson Hills. Its important constituent parts include Welcome Mountain, Mount Van der Hoeven, Mount Weihaupt, Mount Stuart, Mount Lorius, Smith Bench, Mount Roberts, Pomerantz Tableland, Daniels Range, Emlen Peaks, Helliwell Hills and Morozumi Range.
Pryor Glacier is a glacier flowing northeastward, to the north of Mount Shields and Yermak Point, into Rennick Bay. The feature is about 30 nautical miles (60 km) long and forms a physical separation between Wilson Hills and Usarp Mountains. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photographs, 1960-62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Madison E. Pryor, scientific leader at McMurdo Station (1959) and U.S. Exchange Scientist at the Soviet Mirny Station (1962).
Bagshawe Glacier is a glacier which drains the northeast slopes of Mount Theodore and discharges into Lester Cove, Andvord Bay west of Mount Tsotsorkov, on the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica.
Barnett Glacier is a large glacier in the Anare Mountains that flows east along the south side of Tapsell Foreland into Smith Inlet, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Donald C. Barnett, USGS topographic engineer, a member of USGS Topo East and West, 1962–63, in which the expedition extended geodetic control from the area of Cape Hallett to the Wilson Hills and from the foot of Beardmore Glacier through the Horlick Mountains. The glacier lies on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Burton Point is the northeastern point of Krogh Island in the Biscoe Islands, Antarctica forming the north side of the northeast entrance to Vladigerov Passage.
Wyatt Glacier is a steep, narrow glacier 6 nautical miles (11 km) long in southern Graham Land. It flows south from the central plateau near Beehive Hill to join the upper part of Gibbs Glacier. Photographed from the air by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), November 1947. Surveyed from the ground by Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), May 1958. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) for Henry T. Wyatt of FIDS, Medical Officer at Detaille Island, 1957, and at Stonington Island, 1958.
Centurion Glacier is a small steep glacier flowing northwest to Neny Bay between Mount Nemesis and Roman Four Promontory, on the west coast of Graham Land. It was first roughly surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition under Rymill, and resurveyed in 1947 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). The name, given by FIDS, derives from association with Roman Four Promontory.
Clausen Glacier is a narrow glacier draining northward from the summit of Mount Takahe in Marie Byrd Land. The terminus of the glacier is just west of Knezevich Rock. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy aerial photos, 1959–66, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Henrik B. Clausen of the University of Bern, Switzerland, United States Antarctic Research Program glaciologist at Byrd Station, 1969–70.
Swithinbank Glacier is a glacier on the west side of Hemimont Plateau flowing north to the southeast corner of Square Bay, in Graham Land. Mapped by Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) from surveys and air photos, 1946-59. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) for Charles Swithinbank, British glaciologist, a participant in several British, New Zealand and American expeditions to Antarctica, 1949-62.
Kuno Point is the southwestern extremity of Watkins Island in the Biscoe Islands, Antarctica. It was mapped from air photos taken by the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (1956–57), and was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Yasau Kuno, a Japanese physiologist who has specialized in the study of human sweating and its effect as a temperature regulator.
Strong Peak is a small sharp peak at the end of a ridge in the Enterprise Hills, standing 3 nautical miles (6 km) west-southwest of Parrish Peak and overlooking the head of Horseshoe Valley, Heritage Range. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos from 1961-66. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Jack E. Strong, a United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) biologist at Palmer Station in 1965.
Garnet Point is a rocky coastal point consisting of garnet gneiss, located at the west side of the entrance to Watt Bay, in the George V Coast area of Antarctica. Garnet Point was discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, and named by that expedition's geological party led by Frank L. Stillwell.
Cape Moore is a cape at the east end of Tapsell Foreland which forms the north side of the entrance to Smith Inlet, on the north coast of Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was discovered in 1841 by Captain James C. Ross, who named it for Thomas E.L. Moore, mate on the Terror.
Morris Peak is a prominent peak, 910 metres (3,000 ft) high, marking the northwest end of the Duncan Mountains of Antarctica, at the east side of the mouth of Liv Glacier where the latter enters Ross Ice Shelf. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant Commander H.C. Morris, U.S. Navy, commanding officer of the USS Mills during Operation Deep Freeze 1963.
Morrison Glacier is a glacier 3 nautical miles (6 km) long between Attlee Glacier and Eden Glacier, flowing south to the head of Cabinet Inlet, on the east coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was charted in 1947 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, who named it for Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison, M.P., British Home Secretary and member of the War Cabinet. It was photographed from the air during 1947 by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition under Finn Ronne.
Hutchison Hill is a hill 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) northeast of Lampitt Nunatak on Avery Plateau, Graham Land, Antarctica. This hill is one of the few features on the plateau that is readily visible from Darbel Bay. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 for Sir Robert Hutchison, an English physician who made outstanding contributions to knowledge of the scientific principles of nutrition.
Mount Hollingshead is a large peak about 3 nautical miles (6 km) east of Mount Dowie in the Aramis Range of the Prince Charles Mountains in Antarctica. It was visited in January 1957 by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions southern party led by W.G. Bewsher, and named for John A. Hollingshead, a radio supervisor at Mawson Station in 1956.
Vela Bluff is a large isolated nunatak which signposts the only known route across the lower part of Ryder Glacier. It is located 5 nautical miles (9 km) west of Canopus Crags and 11 nautical miles (20 km) from the west coast Palmer Land, and was named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) after the constellation of Vela.
Lammers Glacier is a large glacier flowing east along the north side of Godfrey Upland into the Traffic Circle and Mercator Ice Piedmont, on the east coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. This glacier appears indistinctly in an aerial photograph taken by Sir Hubert Wilkins on December 20, 1928, but shows more clearly in aerial photographs taken by Lincoln Ellsworth in 1935 and the United States Antarctic Service in 1940. It was resighted in 1947 by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition under Finn Ronne, who named it for Lester Lammers, who had contributed nine grown husky dogs and four puppies to the expedition.
Clarke Glacier is a 2-mile-wide, 20-mile-long glacier, located on the west coast of Graham Land in Antarctica. It flows west, along the north side of Sickle Mountain and the Baudin Peaksm, to Mikkelsen Bay.
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