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Thoreson Peak ( Coordinates: ) is one of the highest peaks (1200 m) on the rock bluffs at the south side of New Harbour on Scott Coast, Victoria Land. The peak is 3.2 nautical miles (6 km) west-southwest of Stewart Peak. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2000) after Ronald D. Thoreson, biology laboratory manager with the winter party at McMurdo Station, 1970.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
Scott Coast is the portion of the coast of Victoria Land between Cape Washington and Minna Bluff. Named by New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in 1961 after Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Royal Navy, leader of the Discovery expedition (1901–04) and the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13), who lost his life on the return journey from the South Pole. Much of the early exploration of this coastline was accomplished by Scott and his colleagues, and many of the names in the region were bestowed by him.
Victoria Land is a region of Antarctica which fronts the western side of the Ross Sea and the Ross Ice Shelf, extending southward from about 70°30'S to 78°00'S, and westward from the Ross Sea to the edge of the Antarctic Plateau. It was discovered by Captain James Clark Ross in January 1841 and named after the UK's Queen Victoria. The rocky promontory of Minna Bluff is often regarded as the southernmost point of Victoria Land, and separates the Scott Coast to the north from the Hillary Coast of the Ross Dependency to the south.
The United States Geological Survey is a scientific agency of the United States government. The scientists of the USGS study the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it. The organization has four major science disciplines, concerning biology, geography, geology, and hydrology. The USGS is a fact-finding research organization with no regulatory responsibility.
The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories. It is a type of gazetteer. GNIS was developed by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) to promote the standardization of feature names.
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Mount Atholl is a mountain in Antarctica, with a peak rising to 728 metres (2,388 ft) to the west of Mount Alexandra in the Denton Hills, Scott Coast. It was named by the New Zealand Geographic Board in 1994 after Sarah Atholl, an early New Zealand botanist with an interest in lichens.
Adams Glacier is a small glacier immediately south of Miers Glacier in Victoria Land. The heads of Adams and Miers glaciers, both located in the Miers Valley, are separated by a low ridge, and the east end of this ridge is almost completely surrounded by the snouts of the two glaciers, which nearly meet in the bottom of the valley, about 1 mile (1.6 km) above Lake Miers, into which they drain. It was named by the New Zealand Northern Survey Party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1956–58) after Lieutenant Jameson Adams, second in command of the shore party of the British Antarctic Expedition (1907–09), who was one of the men to accompany Ernest Shackleton to within 97 miles (156 km) of the South Pole.
Aiken Glacier is a small glacier between Von Guerard Glacier and Wales Glacier on the north slope of Kukri Hills, Victoria Land. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (1997) from association with Aiken Creek, named for USGS Hydrologist Dr. George R. Aiken, which flows north from this glacier into Taylor Valley.
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Brunhilde Peak is a rock peak between the upper part of Donner Valley and Sykes Glacier in the Asgard Range, Victoria Land. Flat Spur descends northeast from the peak between the north and south branches of Sykes Glacier. Both features were named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee. The peak itself is named after Brunhilde, one in a group of names in the range derived from Norse mythology. Flat Spur is simply named descriptively.
Vogler Peak is a rock peak (2,050 m) 0.75 mile southwest of Mount Irvine on Roa Ridge in Asgard Range, Victoria Land. Named for Jane Vogler, National Science Foundation (NSF) program manager, who was NSF Science Representative at McMurdo and South Pole stations. Established the management plan for McMurdo's Albert P. Crary Science and Engineering Center (1985–86), and established the Foundation's Antarctic Environmental Research Program (1994).
Mount Watters is a massive peak westward of Scythian Nunatak in the Allan Hills, Victoria Land. Reconnoitered by the New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) Allan Hills Expedition (1964) and named after W.A. Watters, a geologist with the expedition.
Weatherwax Glacier is a glacier which occupies the elevated basin south of Mount Barnes in Kukri Hills, Victoria Land. It drains southeast from 800 m elevation and terminates in a narrow glacial snout on rock bluffs 200 m above New Harbour. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2000) after Allan T. Weatherwax, physicist, Dean, School of Science & Engineering, Merrimack College, who conducted investigations of the atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere at McMurdo Station, South Pole Station, and several of the Automated Geophysical Observatories (AGOs) located on the Antarctic plateau; completed 10 field seasons in Antarctica, 1988-89 through 1998-99.
Delta Stream is a small meltwater stream flowing from Howard Glacier into Lake Fryxell in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land. It was first studied on the ground by Troy L. Pewe during U.S. Navy Operation Deepfreeze, 1957–58, and so named by him because the stream has a series of deltas along its length which have been cut through as the stream was rejuvenated, the rejuvenation being caused by the lowering of the former glacial lake.
Kukri Hills is a prominent east-west trending range, about 25 nautical miles (46 km) long and over 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) high, forming the divide between Ferrar Glacier on the south and Taylor Glacier and Taylor Valley on the north, in Victoria Land, Antarctica.
Molar Massif is a large mountain massif immediately east of the Lanterman Range in the Bowers Mountains of Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64. The descriptive name was applied by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names; when viewed in plan, the outline of the massif resembles a molar tooth.
Gauss Glacier is a steep glacier on the north side of Datum Peak, descending west from the southwestern extremity of Hobbs Ridge into Blue Glacier, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was named by the New Zealand Geographic Board in 1993 after the German mathematician and astronomer Carl Friedrich Gauss.
Hallam Peak is a distinctive rock peak in the Kukri Hills of Victoria Land, Antarctica. The peak rises to 900 metres (3,000 ft) between the heads of Von Guerard Glacier and Aiken Glacier and provides an unobstructed view of the Lake Fryxell locality of Taylor Valley. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 1997 after Dr. Cheryl A. Hallam, a geographer with the United States Geological Survey who specialized in geographic information systems, and who worked four summer seasons in Antarctica, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97 and 1999–00.
Hind Turret is a peak at the south (hind) side of Obelisk Mountain in the Asgard Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica. The descriptive name, suggestive of the appearance and position of this peak, was recommended by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in consultation with the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee.
Roa Ridge is a bow-shaped ridge, 5 mi (8.0 km) long in the Asgard Range of Victoria Land, Antarctica. For much of its extent, it separates Matterhorn Glacier and Lacroix Glacier. From northwest to southeast, summits on the ridge include Vogler Peak, Mount Irvine, Hoehn Peak, Webb Peak and Matterhorn. Markham Spur extends southwest from the ridge into Matterhorn Glacier.