Thuma Peak is a mainly ice-free peak in the Desko Mountains, rising 2 miles (3 km) northwest of Overton Peak in southeast Rothschild Island. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Captain Jack S. Thuma, U.S. Coast Guard.
The Desko Mountains are a west-northwest–east-southeast mountain range on Rothschild Island, off northwest Alexander Island. The mountain range spans 20 nautical miles (37 km) from Bates Peak to Overton Peak and rises to about 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) at Enigma Peak, Fournier Ridge.
Overton Peak is a peak in the Desko Mountains, rising to about 550 metres (1,800 ft) at the southeast end of Rothschild Island. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Commander Robert H. Overton, U.S. Coast Guard, Executive Officer, USCGC Westwind, U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze, 1971.
Rothschild Island is an island 39 kilometres (24 mi) long, mainly ice covered but surmounted by prominent peaks of Desko Mountains in Antarctica, 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of the north part of Alexander Island in the north entrance to Wilkins Sound.
The Filchner Mountains are a group of mountains 11 km (7 mi) southwest of the Drygalski Mountains, at the western end of the Orvin Mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They were discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher, and named for Wilhelm Filchner, leader of the German expedition to the Weddell Sea area in 1911–12. They were remapped from air photos taken by the Sixth Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1958–59.
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.
Morrill Peak is a sharp-pointed peak, about 550 metres (1,800 ft) high, in the Desko Mountains, rising 2 nautical miles (4 km) west-northwest of Thuma Peak in southeast Rothschild Island, Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Captain Peter A. Morrill, U.S. Coast Guard, Executive Officer on USCGC Westwind in U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze 1967 and 1968.
Carlson Glacier is a glacier, 9 nautical miles (17 km) long, flowing northward from between Mount Edgell and the Relay Hills into Wordie Ice Shelf, Fallières Coast. It was photographed from the air by the U.S. Navy in 1966, and surveyed by the British Antarctic Survey between 1970 and 1973. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Captain Burford A. Carlson, U.S. Navy, Staff Meteorologist, Naval Support Force, Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze, 1970 and 1971.
Celestial Peak is a granite peak, 1,280 metres (4,200 ft) high, 8 nautical miles (15 km) north of Mount Blowaway in the Wilson Hills. It was first mapped by the United States Geological Survey Topo West survey party, 1962–63, and named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1963–64, which occupied the peak as a survey and gravity station. So named by NZGSAE because the party's first observations of celestial stars were made nearby.
Demon Point is a spit of coarse boulders which forms the northeast tip of Candlemas Island, South Sandwich Islands. It was charted and named "Spit Point" by personnel of the RRS Discovery II in 1930, but that name was changed to avoid duplication. The new name applied by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1971 continues a theme of features named after mythical monsters on this island.
Fry Peak is a sharp-pointed peak which is the southernmost peak in the Welch Mountains, 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 Lieutenant Frederick M. Fry, U.S. Navy, a Flight Surgeon and member of the para-rescue team of U.S. Navy Squadron VXE-6 during Operation Deep Freeze 1969 and 1970.
The Grunehogna Peaks are a group of peaks 2 nautical miles (4 km) north of the Liljequist Heights, in the south part of Ahlmann Ridge in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They were photographed from the air by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–39). They were mapped by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos by the Norwegian–British–Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1949–52) and the Norwegian expedition (1958–59) and named Grunehogna.
Grimley Glacier is a tributary glacier, 15 nautical miles (28 km) long and 3 nautical miles (6 km) wide, lying 3 nautical miles north of Sunfix Glacier and flowing east-northeast into Casey Glacier in northern Palmer Land, Antarctica. The glacier was photographed from the air by the United States Antarctic Service on September 28, 1940, and by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition on December 22, 1947. It was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in December 1960 and was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Peter H. Grimley of FIDS, a geologist at Horseshoe Island and Stonington Island in 1960.
Downs Nunatak is a nunatak rising to 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) between the Garcie Peaks and Webb Peak, Crescent Scarp, in northwest Palmer Land. The nunatak was photographed from the air by the United States Antarctic Service, 1940, the U.S. Navy, 1966, and was surveyed by the British Antarctic Survey, 1970–73. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Bobby G. Downs, a U.S. Navy cook at Palmer Station, winter party 1968.
Flinders Peak is a conspicuous triangular peak, 960 metres (3,150 ft) high, on the west end of the Bristly Peaks. The peak overlooks Forster Ice Piedmont near the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It was photographed from the air by the British Graham Land Expedition and the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition. It was surveyed from the ground by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in December 1958, and was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Matthew Flinders, an English navigator who discovered the cause of deviation in magnetic compasses, and pointed the way to a solution, 1805–14.
Lizard Nunatak is a nunatak rising to about 800 metres (2,600 ft) situated within the Nichols Snowfield, in the northern portion of Alexander Island, Antarctica. It is situated 12 km east by north of Mount Kliment Ohridski and 9 km south-southeast of the summit of Landers Peaks in Sofia University Mountains, and 6.4 km southwest of Serpent Nunatak and 9.38 km north by west of Tegra Nunatak in Rouen Mountains. The feature was so named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1977 from its shape and in association with Serpent Nunatak lying to the northeast.
Hill Glacier is a broad glacier that drains the west-central part of Spaatz Island, Antarctica, at the south side of Ronne Entrance. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photographs, 1961–66, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lennie J. Hill, a USGS topographic engineer who was a member of the Marie Byrd Land Survey Party, 1967–68.
Schenck Peak is a peak in the Desko Mountains, located 2 nautical miles southwest of Morrill Peak in southeast Rothschild Island. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Commander James N. Schenck, USCG, Executive Officer of USCGC Staten Island during U.S. Navy Operation Deepfreeze, 1971.
Schaus Ice Rises is a group of small ice rises merged within the Wilkins Ice Shelf, aligned east-west just off the north side of Eroica Peninsula, situated off the southwest coast of Alexander Island, Antarctica. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from U.S. Navy aerial photographs taken 1967-68 and from Landsat imagery taken 1972-73. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Commander Richard Schaus, U.S. Navy, assigned to the Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation (NSF), as aviation projects officer, 1979-80.
Serba Peak is a prominent rock peak that surmounts the ridge along the north side of Fergusson Glacier, in the Wilson Hills. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-63. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant Edward W. Serba, U.S. Navy, Navigator in LC-130F Hercules aircraft during Operation Deep Freeze 1967 and 1968.
Tasch Peak is a rocky peak in the southeast portion of Mount Rees, in the Crary Mountains of Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy tricamera aerial photographs, 1959-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Paul Tasch, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) geologist in the Sentinel Range and Ohio Range, summer 1966-67, and Coalsack Bluff, 1969-70.
Runcorn Glacier is a glacier to the west of Hess Mountains in Antarctica. It flows southeast to join Beaumont Glacier near the head of Hilton Inlet, Black Coast, Palmer Land.
Alyabiev Glacier is a glacier in Antarctica, flowing south from Gluck Peak into Boccherini Inlet and lies about 3 miles (5 km) West of Arensky Glacier on Beethoven Peninsula, Alexander Island, It was named by the USSR Academy of Sciences, in 1987, after Alexander Alyabiev (1787-1851), the Russian composer.
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