Three Sisters Cones ( Coordinates: ) is a three aligned cones at an elevation of about 1,800 m on the southwest slopes of Mount Erebus on Ross Island. Named by members of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, under Scott.
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Mount Erebus is the second-highest volcano in Antarctica and the southernmost active volcano on Earth. It is the sixth-highest ultra mountain on the continent. With a summit elevation of 3,794 metres (12,448 ft), it is located in the Ross Dependency on Ross Island, which is also home to three inactive volcanoes: Mount Terror, Mount Bird, and Mount Terra Nova.
Ross Island is an island formed by four volcanoes in the Ross Sea near the continent of Antarctica, off the coast of Victoria Land in McMurdo Sound. Ross Island lies within the boundaries of Ross Dependency, an area of Antarctica claimed by New Zealand.
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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Hut Point Peninsula is a long, narrow peninsula from 3 to 5 km wide and 24 km (15 mi) long, projecting south-west from the slopes of Mount Erebus on Ross Island, Antarctica. McMurdo Station (US) and Scott Base (NZ) are Antarctic research stations located on the Hut Point Peninsula.
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Backdoor Bay is a small bay lying at the east side of Cape Royds, along the west side of Ross Island, Antarctica.
Mount Cis is a hill, 184 metres (604 ft) high, located 1.1 nautical miles (2 km) northeast of Cape Barne in western Ross Island. It was named by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, at the suggestion of geologist Raymond Priestley, after one of the expeditionary dogs.
Nims Peak is a sharp rock peak about 3 nautical miles (6 km) northwest of Mount Weihaupt in the Outback Nunataks. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for David J. Nims, ionospheric physicist at McMurdo Station, 1968.
Mount Wasko is a double-peaked, saddle-shaped mountain on the west side of Shackleton Glacier, 3 nautical miles (6 km) north of Mount Franke, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Discovered by the United States Antarctic Service (USAS) (1939–41), and surveyed by A.P. Crary (1957–58). Named by Crary for Lieutenant Commander Frank Wasko, U.S. Navy Reserve, of Squadron VX-6 at Little America V in 1957-58.
Standifer Bluff is a conspicuous rock bluff, a component of the Smith Bluffs which form the northwest coast of Dustin Island, standing 10 nautical miles (18 km) west-southwest of the north tip of the island. The bluff was photographed from helicopters of the USS Burton Island and Glacier in the U.S. Navy Bellingshausen Sea Expedition, February 1960. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for J.N. Standifer, United States Geological Survey (USGS) photographic specialist in Antarctica in the 1967-68 season.
Terrace Lake is a descriptive name for a small, elongate lake which lies in a valley with moraine from the Barne Glacier, about 0.5 nautical miles (0.9 km) east of Cape Barne on Ross Island. The name appears on the maps of the British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13), but may have been applied earlier by the British Antarctic Expedition (1907–09).
Horseshoe Mountain is a mountain just west of Mount Fleming, standing on the north side of the head of Taylor Glacier, near the edge of the polar plateau in Oates Land, Antarctica, close to its boundary with Victoria Land. It was discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, and so named because of its shape.
Vetrov Hill is a hill rising to 20 m, standing at the east side of the entrance to McDonald Bay on the coast of Antarctica. It was mapped from aerial photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and later remapped by the Soviet expedition of 1956 which named it Vetrov, meaning "windy."
Valhalla Glacier is a small glacier in the Asgard Range located between Mount Valhalla and Conrow Glacier. It flows part way down the north wall of the range toward Wright Valley. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) and the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in consultation.
Lena Passage is a passage 0.5 nautical miles (1 km) wide between the southwestern part of the Haswell Islands and Vetrov Hill on the coast of Antarctica. It was mapped by the Soviet expedition (1956), who named it for the ship Lena.