Thomas Rock ( Coordinates: ) is a small nunatak lying 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) northeast of Tent Rock and 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Ricker Hills in the Prince Albert Mountains, Victoria Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos 1956-62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Kenneth E. Thomas, radioman with the winter party at South Pole Station, 1966.
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A nunatak is an exposed, often rocky element of a ridge, mountain, or peak not covered with ice or snow within an ice field or glacier. They are also called glacial islands. Examples are natural pyramidal peaks. When rounded by glacial action, smaller rock promontories may be referred to as rognons.
Tent Rock is a small nunatak shaped like a ridge tent, lying 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) southwest of Thomas Rock and 7 nautical miles (13 km) west of Ricker Hills in the Prince Albert Mountains, Oates Land. Mapped and descriptively named by the Southern Party of New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1962-63.
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The Prince Albert Mountains are a major mountain group in Antarctica over 320 km (200 mi) long. Located in Victoria Land, they run north-south between the Priestley and Ferrar glaicers.
Kichenside Glacier is a glacier, 15 nautical miles (28 km) long and 3 to 5 nautical miles wide, flowing northeast into the southern part of the Hannan Ice Shelf on the coast of Enderby Land, Antarctica. It was charted from air photos taken from an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions aircraft in 1956, and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for Squadron Leader James C. Kichenside, RAAF, officer commanding the Antarctic Flight at Mawson Station in 1960.
Kienle Nunataks are three aligned nunataks to the north of Mount Terror in northeastern Ross Island, Antarctica. The nunataks trend east–west for 1 nautical mile (2 km) and rise to about 1,700 metres (5,600 ft). The central nunatak is 2.5 nautical miles (5 km) north-northeast of the Mount Terror summit. At the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, they were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Juergen Kienle of the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, a United States Antarctic Program team leader for the investigation of volcanic activity and seismicity on Mount Erebus in six field seasons, 1980–81 through 1985–86.
The McCuddin Mountains is a small cluster of mountains in Antarctica consisting mainly of two large mountains, Mount Flint and Mount Petras, along with several scattered peaks and nunataks. Located in Marie Byrd Land, 64 km (40 mi) east of the Ames Range. The mountains were discovered and photographed from the air in a flight from West Base of the U.S. Antarctic Service on Dec. 14, 1940. They were mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Rear Admiral Leo B. McCuddin, U.S. Navy (USN), Commander of the U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, 1972.
Ambalada Peak is a rock peak, 2,160 metres (7,090 ft) high, standing 2 nautical miles (4 km) southeast of Griffin Nunatak in the Prince Albert Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1956–62, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Cesar N. Ambalada, an electrician with the South Pole Station winter party, 1966.
Backstairs Passage Glacier is a glacier about 2 nautical miles (4 km) long, draining east along the north side of Mount Crummer to the Ross Sea. The Magnetic Pole Party, led by Edgeworth David, of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, ascended this glacier from the Ross Sea, then continued the ascent via Larsen Glacier to the plateau of Victoria Land. So named by David's party because of the circuitous route to get to Larsen Glacier.
Ohau Peak is a sharp rock peak 1.9 nautical miles (3.5 km) northeast of the summit of Mount Terror on Ross Island. The feature rises to c.2400 m and is central in three aligned summits 0.8 nautical miles (1.5 km) north of Mount McIntosh. Named by New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) (2000) after a peak near the locality of Tekapo, New Zealand.
The Cupcake Peaks are two rounded peaks, or nunataks, which rise to 1,391 metres (4,564 ft) 3 nautical miles (6 km) southeast of Mount Hamilton in the Churchill Mountains. The allusive name given by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names is suggestive of the appearance of the peaks.
Ko-iwa Rock is a small rock exposure 3.5 nautical miles (6 km) west of Oku-iwa Glacier on the coast of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. It was mapped from surveys and air photos by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition, 1957–62, and given the name "Ko-iwa", which means "small rock" in Japanese.
Powell Rock is a small submerged rock on the east side of Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands. It lies off the mouth of Starfish Cove, about 0.3 nautical miles (0.6 km) northeast of Balin Point. First charted by Petter Sorlle in 1912-13 and named "Powellboen," after his whale catcher Powell. The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) fixed the position of breakers here during rough weather in 1947.
Emm Rock is a conspicuous rock 30 metres (100 ft) high, lying 0.5 nautical miles (1 km) off the south coast of King George Island at the east side of the entrance to Potter Cove, in the South Shetland Islands. This rock, presumably known to early sealers in the area, was sketched by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–10, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and charted by Discovery Investigations personnel on the Discovery II in 1935. The name derives from the shape of the rock, which resembles the letter M.
Mount Fearon is a mountain, 1,140 metres (3,740 ft) high, rising at the east side of Woodberry Glacier, 6 nautical miles (11 km) northwest of Mount Priestley, in the Prince Albert Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1956–62, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Colin E. Fearon, a biologist at McMurdo Station, summer 1962–63.
Fletcher Bluff is a rock-faced, snow-backed bluff, about 800 metres (2,600 ft) high, located 3 nautical miles (6 km) west-northwest of the summit of Mount Liotard on the eastern margin of Fuchs Ice Piedmont, Adelaide Island. It was named in 1983 by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after David D.W. Fletcher, a British Antarctic Survey general assistant at Halley Station, 1972–73, and Station Commander at Signy Station, 1973–76, and Rothera Station, 1976–81.
Livonia Rock is a rock lying 0.5 nautical miles (1 km) south of Cape Melville, the eastern extremity of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 for the sealing vessel Livonia from London, which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1821–22.
Miller Butte is a large rock butte located 2 nautical miles (4 km) southeast of Roberts Butte in the Outback Nunataks of Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–64, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Carl D. Miller, a geophysicist at McMurdo Station in 1967–68.
Mount McKibben is a mountain standing 5 nautical miles (9 km) southwest of Hansen Inlet and 3 nautical miles (6 km) southeast of McCaw Ridge, near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1961–67, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for L.D. McKibben, U.S. Navy, a shipfitter with the South Pole Station winter party in 1963.
Reeves Bluffs is a line of east-facing rock bluffs, 8 nautical miles (15 km) long, situated 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of Cape Murray in the Cook Mountains, Antarctica. Discovered by the Discovery expedition (1901–04) under Captain Robert F. Scott, who gave the name "Mount Reeves," after Edward A. Reeves, Map Curator to the Royal Geographical Society, to a summit along this bluff. The bluff was mapped in detail by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography (1959–63). Since a prominent mountain does not rise from the bluffs, and because the name Mount Reeves is in use elsewhere in Antarctica, the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (1965) recommended that the original name be amended and that the entire line of bluffs be designated as Reeves Bluffs.
Luke Glacier is a glacier at least 15 nautical miles (28 km) long, flowing northwest into the head of Leroux Bay on the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It is surmounted by Mount Chevreux on the south, Mount Perchot on the southwest and Mount Radotina on the northeast. The glacier was first sighted and roughly surveyed in 1909 by the Fourth French Antarctic Expedition. It was resurveyed in 1935–36 by the British Graham Land Expedition and later named for George Lawson Johnston, 1st Baron Luke of Pavenham, Chairman of Bovril Ltd, who contributed toward the cost of the expedition.
Lewis Bluff is a rock bluff located at the confluence of Paschal Glacier and White Glacier, 7 nautical miles (13 km) southeast of Mount McCoy, in coastal Marie Byrd Land. The bluff was photographed from aircraft of the United States Antarctic Service, 1939–41, and was mapped in detail by the United States Geological Survey, 1959–65. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for David L. Lewis, a United States Antarctic Research Program ionospheric physicist at Byrd Station, 1963.