Thomson Massif ( Coordinates: ) is a rock massif in the Aramis Range, Prince Charles Mountains, from which rise Mount Sundberg and Mount McGregor. Plotted from ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) air photos taken in 1956 and 1960. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for R.B. Thomson, officer in charge at Wilkes Station in 1962.
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Aramis Range is the third range south in the Prince Charles Mountains, situated 11 miles southeast of the Porthos Range and extending for about 30 miles in a southwest-northeast direction. First visited in January 1957 by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) southern party led by W.G. Bewsher, who named it for a character in Alexandre Dumas' novel The Three Musketeers, the most popular book read on the southern journey.
The Prince Charles Mountains are a major group of mountains in Mac. Robertson Land in Antarctica, including the Athos Range, the Porthos Range, and the Aramis Range. The highest peak is Mount Menzies. Other prominent peaks are Mount Izabelle and Mount Stinear. These mountains together with other scattered peaks form an arc about 260 miles long, extending from the vicinity of Mount Starlight in the north to Goodspeed Nunataks in the south.
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Shackleton Glacier is a major Antarctic glacier, over 96 km (60 mi) long and from 8 to 16 km wide, descending from the polar plateau from the vicinity of Roberts Massif and flowing north through the Queen Maud Mountains to enter the Ross Ice Shelf between Mount Speed and Waldron Spurs. The Roberts Massif is a remarkable snow-free massif exceeding 2,700 metres (8,860 ft) and about 155 km2 (60 sq mi) in area. It was visited by the Southern Party of New Zealand GSAE (1961–62), who named it for A.R. Roberts, leader at Scott Base for 1961-62.
Wohlthat Mountains is a large group of associated mountain features consisting of the Humboldt Mountains, Petermann Ranges, and the Gruber Mountains, located immediately east of the Orvin Mountains in Fimbulheimen in the central Queen Maud Land. Discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher, and named for Councilor of state Helmuth C.H. Wohlthat, who as economist and fiscal officer dealt with the organization of the expedition.
Athos Range is the northernmost range in the Prince Charles Mountains of Mac. Robertson Land, Antarctica. The range consists of a large number of individual mountains and nunataks that trend east-west for 40 miles (60 km) along the north side of Scylla Glacier.
Explorers Range is a large mountain range in the Bowers Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica, extending from Mount Bruce in the north to Carryer Glacier and McLin Glacier in the south. Named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) for the northern party of New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1963–64, whose members carried out a topographical and geological survey of the area. The names of several party members are assigned to features in and about this range. All of the geographical features listed below lie situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Mount Abbs is, at 7,005 feet (2,135 m), the most prominent peak in the central part of Aramis Range, Prince Charles Mountains, situated just west of Thomson Massif. Discovered by ANARE southern party led by W.G. Bewsher in December 1956. Named by ANCA after Gordon Abbs, radio operator at Mawson Station in 1956.
Apfel Glacier is a glacier about 5 nautical miles (10 km) wide and 20 nautical miles (40 km) long, flowing west-northwest along the south flank of the Bunger Hills and terminating in Edisto Ice Tongue. It was mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Earl T. Apfel, professor of geology at Syracuse University, who served as geologist with the U.S. Navy Operation Windmill parties, 1947–48, which established astronomical control stations along Queen Mary, Knox and Budd Coasts.
Mount Béchervaise is a great massif of brown rock, 2,360 m, standing one nautical mile (1.9 km) east of Mount Lacey in the Athos Range, Prince Charles Mountains. It has a sheer north face and is bare except for an icecap on the flat summit. First visited in November 1955 by an ANARE party led by John M. Béchervaise, officer in charge at Mawson Station in 1955, for whom it is named.
Mount Butterworth is a mountain consisting of four peaks and a long, low ridge extending in an east-west direction, situated 5 nautical miles (9 km) south of Thomson Massif in the Aramis Range, Prince Charles Mountains. It was plotted from Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions air photos taken in 1956 and 1960, and named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for G. Butterworth, a radio officer at Wilkes Station in 1963 and at Mawson Station in 1966.
Mount Canham is a mountain at the north end of the Bennett Escarpment, about 2 nautical miles (4 km) south of Corry Massif, in the Porthos Range of the Prince Charles Mountains. The feature was plotted from Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions air photos of 1965, and named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for J.R. Canham, officer in charge at Wilkes Station in 1967.
White Massif is a rock massif about 3 nautical miles (6 km) east-northeast of Thomson Massif in the Aramis Range, Prince Charles Mountains. Plotted from ANARE air photos taken in 1956 and 1960. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for R.F. White, senior technician (electronics) at Mawson Station in 1963 who died there on October 18, 1963.
Mount Sundberg is a pyramidal peak surmounting the central part of Thomson Massif in the Aramis Range, Prince Charles Mountains. First visited in December 1956 by the ANARE southern party led by W.G. Bewsher. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for Sgt. G. Sundberg, engine fitter with the RAAF Antarctic Flight at Mawson Station in 1956.
Peacock Ridge is a ridge standing between Mount Soucek and Mount Porteus, in the north part of the Tula Mountains in Enderby Land, Antarctica. Plotted from air photos taken from ANARE aircraft in 1956. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for D. Peacock, a member of the crew of the Discovery during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), 1929-31.
The Hall Nunataks are a group of four nunataks about 6 nautical miles (11 km) east-southeast of Mount Bunt in the Aramis Range of the Prince Charles Mountains, Antarctica. They were plotted from Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions air photos taken in 1960, and were named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for R.G. Hall, an assistant diesel mechanic at Wilkes Station in 1964.
Saxton Ridge is a mountain ridge just south of Thomson Massif in the Aramis Range, Prince Charles Mountains. Plotted from ANARE air photos taken in 1956. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for R.A. Saxton, officer in charge at Wilkes Station in 1963.
Kelley Massif is a rugged mountain massif, 10 nautical miles (19 km) long, located immediately west of the Eland Mountains and along the south side of Clifford Glacier, in Palmer Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey in 1974, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Captain Hugh A. Kelley, U.S. Navy, Commander of Antarctic Support Activities during Operation Deep Freeze 1968 and 1969.
Mount Leckie is a roughly circular outcrop about 3 nautical miles (6 km) east of Martin Massif in the Porthos Range, Prince Charles Mountains, Antarctica. It was visited by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions southern party (1956–57), and was named for Squadron Leader D.W. Leckie, Royal Australian Air Force, who commanded the RAAF Antarctic Flight at Mawson Station, 1956.
Kornicker Glacier is a glacier draining northeastwards from the cirque bounded by Mount Liptak, Mount Southwick, Mount Milton and Mount Mullen in the southern Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica. The glacier flows along the northwestern side of Petvar Heights and merges with the terminus of the southeast-flowing Thomas Glacier as both glaciers emerge from the range.
Aster Glacier is an Antarctic glacier descending the east slope of Craddock Massif and flowing between Elfring Peak and Willis Ridge to Thomas Glacier in the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 2006, after Richard C. Aster, Professor of Geophysics and Department Head of Geosciences at Colorado State University, whose research in Antarctica includes volcanological studies at the Mount Erebus volcano observatory on Ross Island, glaciological, oceanic, and tectonic seismic source studies, seismic tomography, ice shelf studies, and the coupling of solid Earth geophysics and Antarctic ice sheet evolution.