Tomilin Glacier ( Coordinates: ) is a glacier over 15 nautical miles (28 km) long, draining north from Pope Mountain in central Wilson Hills. It enters the sea east of Goodman Hills and Cape Kinsey, forming a substantial glacier tongue. The glacier was photographed from aircraft of U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in 1947, and by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1958. Named by the latter for Soviet polar aviator Mikhail N. Tomilin (1908–52), who perished in the Arctic.
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A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation over many years, often centuries. Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by their weight, creating crevasses, seracs, and other distinguishing features. They also abrade rock and debris from their substrate to create landforms such as cirques and moraines. Glaciers form only on land and are distinct from the much thinner sea ice and lake ice that form on the surface of bodies of water.
Pope Mountain is a largely ice-free mountain rising directly at the head of Tomilin Glacier, 3 nautical miles (6 km) southeast of Governor Mountain, 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 Thomas J. Pope, U.S. Navy Reserve, Navigator in LC-130F Hercules aircraft during Operation Deep Freeze, 1968.
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The Byrd Glacier is a major glacier in Antarctica, about 136 km long and 24 km wide, draining an extensive area of the polar plateau and flowing eastward between the Britannia Range and Churchill Mountains to discharge into the Ross Ice Shelf at Barne Inlet. Its valley below the glacier is the lowest point not to covered by water on Earth which reaches 2,780 m below sea level. It was named by the NZ-APC after Rear Admiral Byrd, US Navy, American Antarctic explorer.
Darwin Glacier is a large glacier flowing from the polar plateau eastward between the Darwin Mountains and the Cook Mountains to the Ross Ice Shelf. The lower part of the glacier was mapped by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, and the whole area traversed by New Zealand parties of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1956–58). The glacier was named in association with the Darwin Mountains.
The Usarp Mountains is a major Antarctic mountain range, lying westward of the Rennick Glacier and trending N-S for about 190 kilometres (118 mi). The feature is bounded to the north by Pryor Glacier and the Wilson Hills. Its important constituent parts include Welcome Mountain, Mount Van der Hoeven, Mount Weihaupt, Mount Stuart, Mount Lorius, Smith Bench, Mount Roberts, Pomerantz Tableland, Daniels Range, Emlen Peaks, Helliwell Hills and Morozumi Range.
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.
Sylwester Glacier is a glacier, 5 miles (8 km) long, flowing north between Jacobs Nunatak and MacAlpine Hills into Law Glacier. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for David L. Sylwester, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) aurora scientist at South Pole Station, winter 1961, and Byrd Station, summer, 1961-62.
Ant Hill Glacier is a glacier in Antarctica, between Ant Hill and Bareface Bluff, rising in the Worcester Range and flowing northeast into Skelton Glacier. It was surveyed and named, in association with Ant Hill, in 1957 by the New Zealand party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1956–58.
Entuziasty Glacier is a broad outlet glacier of Queen Maud Land, flowing generally northward into the Lazarev Ice Shelf. It is nourished in its upper reaches by ice draining from the Hoel Mountains and the northeast end of the Wohlthat Mountains, and its tributaries include the Mushketov Glacier. The lower part of the glacier, particularly the relationship with the Mushketov Glacier, was first delineated by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1961. They named it "Lednik Entuziastov".
Noll Glacier is a glacier, nearly 20 nautical miles (37 km) long, draining northeast from Jones Nunatak in central Wilson Hills. The glacier turns northwest at Wegert Bluff and enters the lower part of Tomilin Glacier before the latter debouches into the sea. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Maj. Edmund P. Noll, United States Marine Corps (USMC), Cargo Officer and LC-130 Aircraft Commander with U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 during Operation Deep Freeze 1968. Returning from the war in Vietnam in June 1966 he deployed to Antarctica in October that year completing deployments with VX6 for the 1966-67 and 1967-68 season on the ice. He commanded the winter fly-in in 1967 and was co-pilot on the rescue flight from the U,S, base at McMurdo to Haley Bay, the British base across the continent for which he was awarded a single mission AIR Medal. Major Noll completed his military service retiring in 1988 as a Colonel..
Walsh Glacier is a tributary glacier in the central part of Wilson Hills. It drains east-northeast along the south side of Goodman Hills to enter the lower part of Tomilin Glacier. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Gary Walsh, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) biologist at Hallett Station, 1968-69.
Suvorov Glacier is a glacier, 5 nautical miles (9 km) wide, flowing east from the Wilson Hills and discharging into the sea south of Northrup Head and Belousov Point. Mapped by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1958, and named after V.S. Suvorov, Soviet mechanic who perished in the Arctic.
Deming Glacier is a tributary glacier flowing along the north side of Novasio Ridge to enter Man-o-War Glacier, in the Admiralty Mountains, Victoria Land. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Ralph A. Deming, U.S. Navy, Squadron VX-6 Aviation Electrician at McMurdo Station, 1967.
Governor Mountain is a mainly ice-free mountain, 1,550 metres (5,100 ft) high, at the west side of the head of Tomilin Glacier, in the Wilson Hills of Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey Topo West party, 1962–63. The mountain was occupied as a survey station by the Northern Party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1963–64, which named it for Sir Bernard Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand, and because of the dominating aspect of this feature.
Parkinson Peak is a pyramidal peak near the coast in the north-central Wilson Hills, Antarctica. It surmounts the north extremity of the ridge complex that is the divide between Tomilin and Noll Glaciers. Visited in March 1961 by an airborne field party from the ANARE led by Phillip Law. Named for W.D. Parkinson, geophysicist with the expedition.
Fergusson Glacier is a tributary glacier that flows northeast between Serba Peak and Feeney Ridge into Noll Glacier, in the Wilson Hills of Antarctica. It was named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1963–64, after Sir Bernard Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand, who made a flight over the party during his visit to Antarctica.
Gaussiran Glacier is a glacier in the eastern part of the Britannia Range, Antarctica. It drains north from the saddle with Merrick Glacier to a juncture with Darwin Glacier between the Cranfield Icefalls and the Nebraska Peaks. It is separated from Alley Glacier by a series of large rock buttresses, including Robertson Buttress.
The Goodman Hills are a group of coastal hills in Antarctica, of about 10 nautical miles (20 km) extent, rising directly south of Cape Kinsey and between Paternostro Glacier and Tomilin Glacier. They were mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1960–63, and were named for Commander Kelsey B. Goodman, U.S. Navy, Plans Officer on the staff of the Commander, Naval Support Force Antarctica, 1969–72; Assistant for Polar Regions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1972–74; Member of the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, U.S. Board on Geographic Names, 1973–76.
McKinnis Peak is a peak, 510 metres (1,670 ft) high, 2 nautical miles (4 km) southeast of the Holladay Nunataks in the Wilson Hills of Antarctica. It surmounts the peninsula that is bounded by Tomilin Glacier and Noll Glacier on the west and the Gillett Ice Shelf on the east. The peak was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Joe D. McKinnis of U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6, an Aviation Electronics Technician and air crewman on LC-130F aircraft in five Operation Deep Freeze deployments through 1969.
Manna Glacier is a broad depression-glacier located north of Stevenson Bluff and Mount Steele in the Wilson Hills of Antarctica. It drains northeastward into the eastern part of the Gillett Ice Shelf. The glacier was so named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1963–64, because of an airdrop of extra comforts from an aircraft which carried the Governor-General of New Zealand over this area was like "manna from heaven".
Schmehl Peak is a rock peak at the north end of the ridge overlooking the junction of the Walsh Glacier with the Tomilin 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 (j.g.) Peter W. Schmehl, U.S. Navy Reserve, Navigator in LC-130F Hercules aircraft during Operation Deep Freeze 1968.
The Holladay Nunataks are a cluster of nunataks 3 nautical miles (6 km) in extent, occupying the central part of the peninsula between the terminus of Tomilin Glacier and the Gillett Ice Shelf. They were mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63, and were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Billy W. Holladay, Chief Aviation Electronics Technician, U.S. Navy, who was Maintenance Control Chief at McMurdo Station during Operation Deep Freeze, 1968.