Scott Mountains (Antarctica)

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Scott Mountains
Scott Mountains in Antarctica

Coordinates: 67°30′S50°30′E / 67.500°S 50.500°E / -67.500; 50.500 The Scott Mountains are a large number of isolated peaks lying south of Amundsen Bay in Enderby Land of East Antarctica, Antarctica. Discovered on 13 January 1930 by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Sir Douglas Mawson. He named the feature Scott Range after Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Royal Navy. The term mountains is considered more appropriate because of the isolation of its individual features. [1]

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The Doggers Nunataks are a group of peaks 30 nautical miles (60 km) southwest of Rayner Peak, to the southwest of Edward VIII Bay. They were photographed in October 1956 by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) aircraft and surveyed in December 1958 by G.A. Knuckey during a dog-sledge journey from Amundsen Bay to Mawson Station. The group was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for the members of the 1958 ANARE dog sledging party who were always referred to as the "Doggers."

Wyers Nunataks is a group of nunataks at the base of Sakellari Peninsula, just west of Wyers Ice Shelf in Enderby Land. Plotted from air photos taken from ANARE aircraft in 1956 and 1957. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for R.W.L. Wyers, glaciologist at Mawson Station in 1961.

Wakeford Nunatak is a small nunatak 3 nautical miles (6 km) east of the Central Masson Range in the Framnes Mountains, Mac. Robertson Land. Plotted from photos taken from ANARE aircraft in 1960 and seen by an ANARE party in 1962. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for R. Wakeford, cook at Mawson Station in 1962.

Walker Nunatak is a small nunatak 10 nautical miles (18 km) east of Branson Nunatak on the east edge of the Framnes Mountains, Mac. Robertson Land. Photographed from ANARE aircraft in 1962, and seen by an ANARE dog-sledge party in January 1963. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for K.G. Walker, assistant cook at Mawson Station in 1962, a member of the sledge party.

Watson Nunatak is a nunatak standing between Price and Van Hulssen Nunataks in the Trilling Peaks, Framnes Mountains, in Mac. Robertson Land. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for K.D. Watson, diesel mechanic at Mawson Station, who assisted in the Framnes Mountains--Depot Peak survey by ANARE in 1965.

Mount Trail is a mountain on the northeast side of Auster Glacier, at the head of Amundsen Bay in Enderby Land. It was plotted from air photos taken from ANARE aircraft in 1956 and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for D.S. Trail, a geologist at Mawson Station in 1961.

Mount Pardoe is a mountain, 790 m, between Wyers Ice Shelf and Priestley Peak on the shore of Amundsen Bay in Enderby Land. It was plotted from air photos taken from ANARE aircraft in 1956 and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for Dr. R. Pardoe, a medical officer at Mawson Station in 1961.

Smith Peaks is a group of peaks standing close south of Mount Hordern in the David Range of the Framnes Mountains. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37. Remapped by ANARE, 1957–60, and named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for F.A. Smith, diesel mechanic at Mawson Station, 1957.

Mount Park is a mountain 3 nautical miles (6 km) west of Mount Tomlinson in the northeast part of the Scott Mountains, Enderby Land. It was plotted from air photos taken from ANARE aircraft in 1956 and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for J.A. Park, a member of the crew of the Discovery during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) of 1929–31.

Filson Nunatak is a small nunatak 6 nautical miles (11 km) east of Trost Peak in the eastern part of the Framnes Mountains, Mac. Robertson Land, Antarctica. It was photographed from Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) aircraft in 1958 and seen by an ANARE party in December 1962. It was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for R. Filson, a carpenter at Mawson Station in 1962, and a member of the party.

Mount Tomlinson is a mountain 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of Mount Marsland in the northeast part of the Scott Mountains, Enderby Land of British Columbia, Canada. It was plotted from air photos taken from ANARE aircraft in 1956 and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for R.C. Tomlinson, a member of the crew of the Discovery during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) of 1929–31. Mount Thomlinson has an elevation of 2451m.

Mount Ryder is a mountain between Harvey Nunataks and Mount Keyser, in the east part of the Tula Mountains in Enderby Land. It was plotted from air photos taken from ANARE aircraft in 1956 and 1957 and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for B.P. Ryder, a radio officer at Mawson Station in 1961.

Mount Tod (Antarctica)

Mount Tod is a mountain on the southwest side of Auster Glacier, at the head of Amundsen Bay in Enderby Land. Plotted from air photos taken from ANARE aircraft in 1956. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for I. M. Tod, weather observer at Mawson Station in 1961.

Mount Arthur is a mountain, 1,290 m, just west of Mount Douglas at the west end of the Scott Mountains, Enderby Land in Antarctica. Plotted from air photos taken from ANARE aircraft in 1956. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for J. Arthur, electrical fitter at Mawson station in 1960.

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  2. "Mount Alekseyev". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2010-11-07.
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  6. "Mount Giddings". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2009-02-18.
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  8. "Oblachnaya Nunatak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  9. "Perov Nunataks". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2010-11-07.
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