Thomas Spur ( Coordinates: ) is a prominent spur extending eastward from Rawson Plateau between Moffett and Tate Glaciers, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Harry F. Thomas, meteorologist, South Pole Station winter party, 1960.
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The Rawson Plateau is an ice-covered plateau, 15 miles (24 km) long and 3,400 metres (11,150 ft) high, rising between the heads of Bowman Glacier, Moffett Glacier and Steagall Glacier in the Queen Maud Mountains. It was mapped by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE), 1928–30, and by the U.S. Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64, and named for Kennett L. Rawson, a contributor to the ByrdAE, 1928–30, and a member of the ByrdAE, 1933–35.
Tate Glacier is a tributary glacier on the south side of Thomas Spur, flowing east and merging with Moffett Glacier just east of the spur where the two glaciers enter the larger Amundsen Glacier, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Robert Tate, geomagnetist-seismologist with the South Pole Station winter party, 1964.
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The Wisconsin Range is a major mountain range of the Horlick Mountains in Antarctica, comprising the Wisconsin Plateau and numerous glaciers, ridges and peaks bounded by the Reedy Glacier, Shimizu Ice Stream, Horlick Ice Stream and the interior ice plateau.
Wilson Hills is a group of scattered hills, nunataks and ridges that extend NW-SE for about 110 kilometres (68 mi) between Matusevich Glacier and Pryor Glacier in Antarctica. They were discovered by Lieutenant Harry Pennell, Royal Navy, on the Terra Nova Expedition in February 1911 during Robert Falcon Scott's last expedition, and named after Dr. Edward A. Wilson, a zoologist with the expedition, who perished with Scott on the return journey from the South Pole.
Mount Andes is a peak, 2,525 m, in the southeast part of the Tapley Mountains. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from ground surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-63. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant Commander Paul G. Andes, U.S. Navy, pilot at McMurdo Station, 1962–63 and 1963-64.
Andresen Island, also known as "Isla Curanilahue", is an island 2 nautical miles (4 km) long and rising over 610 metres (2,000 ft), lying in the middle of the entrance to Lallemand Fjord, off the west coast of Graham Land. It was discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–10, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and named by him for the manager of the Magellan Whaling Co at the company's Deception Island base, who provided coal for the expedition.
Andrew Glacier is a glacier 3 nautical miles (6 km) long, flowing northeast into Ognen Cove in Charcot Bay immediately west of the Webster Peaks on Trinity Peninsula, northern Graham Land. It was charted in 1948 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) who named the feature for Dr. James Darby Andrew, medical officer at the FIDS Hope Bay station in 1946–47.
Ballard Spur is a spur 5 nautical miles (9 km) north of Cape Wilson on the east side of the Nash Range. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from tellurometer surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos 1960-62, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Thomas B. Ballard, a United States Antarctic Research Program aurora scientist at Hallett Station, 1961.
Mount Behling is an ice-covered, flat-topped mountain, 2,190 m, standing between the Steagall and Whitney Glaciers and 5 nautical miles (9 km) north of Mount Ellsworth in the Queen Maud Mountains. First mapped from ground surveys and air photos by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928-30. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Robert E. Behling, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) glaciologist on the South Pole—Queen Maud Land Traverse II, summer 1965-66.
Cappellari Glacier is a glacier 11 nautical miles (20 km) long in the Hays Mountains, flowing west from the northwest shoulder of Mount Vaughan to enter Amundsen Glacier just north of Mount Dort. It was first roughly mapped by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928–30, and remapped by the United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lewis K. Cappellari who made ionospheric studies at McMurdo Station in 1965.
Colorado Glacier is a tributary glacier, 10 nautical miles (19 km) long, draining northeast from Michigan Plateau to enter Reedy Glacier between the Quartz Hills and the Eblen Hills. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for the University of Colorado at Boulder, which has sent a number of research personnel to Antarctica.
Norfolk Glacier is a glacier, 12 nautical miles (22 km) long, draining westward from Wisconsin Range to enter Reedy Glacier between mounts Soyat and Bolton. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Norfolk, VA, location of Detachment Three, the Meteorological Support Unit of the U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica.
Sumner Glacier is a short, broad tributary glacier that flows northeast into the lower reaches of Weyerhaeuser Glacier, close west of Mount Solus, in southern Graham Land. Sketched from the air by D.P. Mason of Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in August 1947. The lower reaches only were surveyed from the ground by FIDS in December 1958. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) after Thomas H. Sumner (1807–76), American sailor who, in 1837, introduced the position line method of navigation, since developed into standard practice at sea and in the air.
Striped Hill is a small ice-free hill, 90 m, standing near the south shore of Trinity Peninsula, 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) east-northeast of Church Point. Charted and named by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1946. The descriptive name is derived from the stratifications on a small cliff on the seaward side of the hill.
The Gutenko Nunataks are small, elongated nunataks 1 nautical mile (2 km) west of Mount Morgan in the Ford Ranges of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. They were discovered on aerial flights made from the West Base of the United States Antarctic Service in 1940, and named for Sigmund Gutenko, a cook and steward at West Base.
Penrod Nunatak is a nunatak 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) northwest of Abbey Nunatak, lying at the west side of Reedy Glacier just north of the mouth of Kansas Glacier. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Jack R. Penrod, builder with the Byrd Station winter party, 1957.
Farnell Valley is an ice-free valley, 1 nautical mile (2 km) long, a tributary to Beacon Valley, descending to the latter from the southeast side, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 1964 for James B.H. Farnell, who assisted in supplying field parties at McMurdo Station in 1960.
Gould Spur is a spur, 3 nautical miles (6 km) long, that extends from Navigator Peak to the south side of Splettstoesser Glacier, in the Heritage Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (2004) after Patricia Gould, a geologist on a U.S. Antarctic Research Program 1979–80 Ellsworth Mountains expedition.
Mikado Glacier is a glacier on the north side of Mahler Spur, flowing west-northwest into Sullivan Glacier near the junction with Gilbert Glacier in northern Alexander Island, Antarctica. The glacier was so named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1977 in association with nearby Gilbert Glacier and Sullivan Glacier, after the operetta The Mikado.
Thomas Glacier is a roughly Z-shaped glacier which drains the southeast slopes of Vinson Massif and flows for 17 nautical miles (31 km) through the south part of the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains, leaving the range between Doyran and Petvar Heights south of Johnson Spur.
Ruecroft Glacier is a glacier named after George Ruecroft, United States Geological Survey (USGS) cartographic technician in Special Maps Branch, about 1960-84, a specialist in Antarctic mapping.
Aaron Glacier is a 4-mile (6.4 km) long Antarctic glacier which drains between the Janulis Spur and the Gray Spur in the Thiel Mountains. The name was proposed by Peter Bermel and Arthur B. Ford, co-leaders of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Thiel Mountains party from 1960 to 1961. It was named for Johm M. Aaron, a USGS geologist and member of the 1960–61 and 1961–62 field parties to the Thiel Mountains.