Thompson Peaks ( Coordinates: ) is a two peaks on the divide between upper Moody Glacier and Bingley Glacier in the Queen Alexandra Range. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Douglas C. Thompson, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) cosmic rays scientist at McMurdo Station, 1963; South Pole Station, 1965.
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Moody Glacier is a glacier between Martin Ridge and the Adams Mountains in the Queen Alexandra Range of Antarctica, draining south into Berwick Glacier. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for P.R. Moody, U.S. Navy, a Construction Electrician at McMurdo Station, winter 1963.
Bingley Glacier is a glacier 8 nautical miles (15 km) long in the Queen Alexandra Range, draining south from the slopes of Mount Kirkpatrick, Mount Dickerson and Barnes Peak and entering Beardmore Glacier just north of the Adams Mountains. It was named by Ernest Shackleton of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, after Bingley, England, the ancestral home of the Shackleton family.
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The Dominion Range is a broad mountain range, about 48 km (30 mi) long, forming a prominent salient at the juncture of the Beardmore and Mill glaciers in Antarctica. The range is part of the Queen Maud Mountains
The Hughes Range is a high massive north-south trending mountain range in Antarctica, surmounted by six prominent summits, of which Mount Kaplan is the highest. The range is located east of Canyon Glacier in the Queen Maud Mountains and extends 72 km (45 mi) from the confluence of Brandau and Keltie glaciers in the south, to the Giovinco Ice Piedmont in the north.
Barne Glacier is a steep glacier in Antarctica which descends from the western slopes of Mount Erebus and terminates on the west side of Ross Island, between Cape Barne and Cape Evans where it forms a steep ice cliff. It was discovered by the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, under Robert Falcon Scott, and named by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, under Ernest Shackleton, after nearby Cape Barne, which itself is named after Michael Barne of Sotterley, Suffolk who was the second lieutenant during the Discovery Expedition.
Zaneveld Glacier is a broad tributary glacier, flowing from the polar plateau northwest between Roberts Massif and Cumulus Hills to enter the upper part of Shackleton Glacier. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Jacques S. Zaneveld, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) biologist at McMurdo Station, 1963–64 and 1964–65, who participated in the cruise of the USS Glacier, January–March 1965.
The Adams Mountains are a small but well defined group of mountains in Queen Alexandra Range, bounded by the Beardmore, Berwick, Moody and Bingley Glaciers. Discovered by British Antarctic Expedition (1907–09) and named Adams Mountains for Lieutenant Jameson B. Adams, second in command of the expedition. The British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13) restricted the name to Mount Adams for a high peak in the group, but the original name and application are considered more apt and have been approved.
Prebble Glacier is a glacier, 9 nautical miles (17 km) long, flowing westward from Mount Kirkpatrick in Queen Alexandra Range to enter Walcott Neve north of Fremouw Peak. Named by the Northern Party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1961–62) for Michael Prebble, of the base support party, who assisted the party with preparations and training.
Kirkby Glacier is a glacier, 20 miles (30 km) in length. This glacier drains the central Anare Mountains of Antarctica and flows northwest to the sea 3 miles (5 km) from Cape North, and just north of Arthurson Bluff, northern Victoria Land.
Balish Glacier is a glacier, 18 nautical miles (33 km) long, flowing north from the Soholt Peaks to enter Splettstoesser Glacier just northeast of Springer Peak, in the Heritage Range, Ellsworth Mountains. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1961–66, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Commander Daniel Balish, Executive Officer of U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 during Operation Deep Freeze 1965, and Commanding Officer in 1967.
Baronick Glacier is a glacier 6 nautical miles (11 km) southwest of Mount Cocks, in the Royal Society Range, draining into the Skelton Glacier to the west. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 1963 for Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Michael P. Baronick, of U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6, who wintered at Williams Air Operating Facility at McMurdo Sound in 1956 and was in Antarctica for several summer seasons. Baronick, with a party of three, was in command of the Beardmore Air Operating Facility established on October 28, 1956, at.
Brandau Glacier is a wide tributary glacier, 15 nautical miles (28 km) long, flowing westward from an ice divide between Haynes Table and Husky Heights to enter Keltie Glacier just west of Ford Spur. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant Commander James F. Brandau, U.S. Navy, a pilot with Squadron VX-6, Operation Deepfreeze 1964 and 1965.
Burgess Glacier is a glacier, 7 nautical miles (13 km) long, flowing northwest through Otway Massif to enter Mill Stream Glacier. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Robert W. Burgess, a United States Antarctic Research Program ionospheric physicist at South Pole Station, 1963.
Mount Orndorff is a peak standing 5 nautical miles (9 km) south of Nilsen Peak, at the west side of Massam Glacier, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant Commander Howard J. Orndorff, U.S. Navy, a member of the winter party at McMurdo Station in 1963.
Cosmonaut Glacier is a tributary glacier, 15 nautical miles (28 km) long, in the Southern Cross Mountains, flowing east along the south side of the Arrowhead Range to enter Aviator Glacier, in Victoria Land. It was named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1962–63, in association with Aviator, Aeronaut, and Astronaut Glaciers.
Dickey Peak is a rocky peak rising to 1504 m in the northwestern part of the Flowers Hills in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica. It overlooks Dater Glacier to the west and Lardeya Ice Piedmont to the east. The feature was first mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1957–59, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Clifford R. Dickey, Jr., an electronics technician at the South Pole Station in 1957.
Plummer Glacier is a short glacier descending east through the Enterprise Hills to the north of Lippert Peak and the Douglas Peaks, in the Heritage Range in Antarctica. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1961-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Charles C. Plummer, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) glaciologist at Palmer Station in 1965.
The Dufek Coast is that portion of the coast along the southwest margin of the Ross Ice Shelf between Airdrop Peak on the east side of the Beardmore Glacier and Morris Peak on the east side of Liv Glacier. It was named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1961 after Rear Admiral George J. Dufek, United States Navy, who served under Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd with the United States Antarctic Service, 1939–41, and as commander of the Eastern Task Force of U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47. He was Commander of U.S. Naval Support Force Antarctica, 1954–59, a period in which the following American science stations were established: McMurdo Station, Little America V, Byrd Station, South Pole Station, Wilkes Station, Hallett Station and Ellsworth Station. United States Navy ships, aircraft, and personnel under his command provided broad logistical support to research and survey operations, including aerial photographic missions to virtually all sectors of Antarctica. On October 31, 1956, Dufek in the ski-equipped R4D Skytrain aircraft Que Sera Sera, flew from McMurdo Sound via Beardmore Glacier to make the first airplane landing at the South Pole.
Feeley Peak is a peak, 1,730 metres (5,680 ft) high, standing 3 nautical miles (6 km) northwest of Sheets Peak, between Davisville Glacier and Quonset Glacier on the north side of the Wisconsin Range in Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Keith E. Feeley, a construction mechanic in the Byrd Station winter party, 1959.
Fendorf Glacier is a broad glacier draining from the eastern slopes of the Gifford Peaks and flowing north to merge with Dobbratz Glacier, in the Heritage Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1961–66, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant Commander James E. Fendorf, U.S. Navy, a pilot with Squadron VX-6 during Operation Deep Freeze 1966.
Goff Glacier is a broad glacier flowing from Parker Peak into the head of Koether Inlet on the north side of Thurston Island, Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Lieutenant Robert G. Goff, co-pilot of PBM Mariner aircraft in the Eastern Group of U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, which obtained aerial photographs of Thurston Island and adjacent coastal areas, 1946–47.