Tongue Peak is a peak rising to about 2,450 m between Holdsworth Glacier and Scott Glacier, 3 nautical miles (6 km) west-northwest of Mount Farley, in the Queen Maud Mountains, Antarctica. The peak was mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photographs, 1960–64. It was geologically mapped by a United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP)-Arizona State University field party, 1978–79, and was named by geologist Scott G. Borg, a member of the party. The name derives from a well-developed tongue-shaped moraine in an abandoned cirque between the west and north ridges of the peak.
Holdsworth Glacier is a tributary glacier about 8 nautical miles (15 km) long, flowing northeast from Fuller Dome to enter the southeast side of Bartlett Glacier, in the Queen Maud Mountains of Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Gerald Holdsworth, who was involved in geological studies at McMurdo Station in the summer of 1965–66.
The Scott Glacier is a major glacier, 120 miles (190 km) long, that drains the East Antarctic Ice Sheet through the Queen Maud Mountains to the Ross Ice Shelf. The Scott Glacier is one of a series of major glaciers flowing across the Transantarctic Mountains, with the Amundsen Glacier to the west and the Leverett and Reedy glaciers to the east.
Mount Farley is a conspicuous rock peak, 2,670 metres (8,760 ft) high, standing at the west side of Scott Glacier, 3 nautical miles (6 km) east of McNally Peak, in the Queen Maud Mountains of Antarctica. It was discovered in December 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition geological party under Quin Blackburn, and named at that time by Richard E. Byrd for the Hon. James Farley, United States Postmaster General.
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Lillie Glacier is a large glacier in Antarctica, about 100 nautical miles (190 km) long and 10 nautical miles (19 km) wide. It lies between the Bowers Mountains on the west and the Concord Mountains and Anare Mountains on the east, flowing to Ob' Bay on the coast and forming the Lillie Glacier Tongue.
Borchgrevink Glacier is a large glacier in the Victory Mountains, Victoria Land, draining south between Malta Plateau and Daniell Peninsula, and thence projecting into Glacier Strait, Ross Sea, as a floating glacier tongue, the Borchgrevink Glacier Tongue, just south of Cape Jones. It was named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1957–58, for Carsten Borchgrevink, leader of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898–1900. Borchgrevink visited the area in February 1900 and first observed the seaward portion of the glacier.
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.
The Hays Mountains are a large group of mountains and peaks of the Queen Maud Mountains of Antarctica, surmounting the divide between the lower portions of Amundsen Glacier and Scott Glacier and extending from the vicinity of Mount Thorne on the northwest to Mount Dietz on the southeast. They were discovered by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd on the South Pole flight of November 28–29, 1929, and mapped in part by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition geological parties to this area in 1929 and 1934. They were named by Byrd for Will H. Hays, former head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America.
Mount Prestrud is an Antarctic peak over 2,400 m which rises from the southwestern part of the massif at the head of Amundsen Glacier, in the Queen Maud Mountains. In November 1911, a number of mountain peaks in this general vicinity were observed and rudely positioned by the South Pole Party under Roald Amundsen. Amundsen named one of them for Lieutenant Kristian Prestrud, first officer of the Fram and leader of the Norwegian expedition's Eastern Sledge Party to the Scott Nunataks. The peak described was mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1960-64. For the sake of historical continuity, the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) has selected this feature to be designated Mount Prestrud.
Haskell Glacier is a small glacier descending from the Christoffersen Heights and draining west between Prism Ridge and the Forbidden Rocks, in the Jones Mountains of Antarctica. It was mapped by the University of Minnesota Jones Mountains Party, 1960–61, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant Hugh B. Haskell, U.S. Navy, co-pilot on a pioneer flight of November 25, 1961 from Byrd Station to establish Sky-High Camp at.
Mount Amherst is a peak rising to 2,400 m between Holdsworth Glacier and Scott Glacier, 3 nautical miles (6 km) north-northeast of McNally Peak, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photographs, 1960-64. The geology of the peak was studied in the 1978-79 season by a United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP)-Arizona State University field party. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Amherst College, Amherst, MA, alma mater of Michael F. Sheridan, a member of the field party.
Anna Glacier is a glacier flowing southeast between Rose Peak and Rea Peak, tributary to Polonia Glacier/Polonia Ice Piedmont at the head of King George Bay, King George Island. It was named by the Polish Antarctic Expedition (PAE), 1981, after Anna Tokarska, field assistant of PAE geological party to King George Island, 1979–80, and wife of Antoni K. Tokarski.
The Gothic Mountains is a group of mountains, 32 kilometres (20 mi) long, in the Queen Maud Mountains of Antarctica, located west of Watson Escarpment and bounded by Scott Glacier, Albanus Glacier, and Griffith Glacier. The mountains were first visited in December 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) geological party led by Quin Blackburn. The name was proposed by Edmund Stump, leader of a U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) - Arizona State University geological party which made investigations here in the 1980-81 season. The mountains are composed of granites which have weathered to produce a series of spires and peaks reminiscent of a Gothic cathedral.
Watson Escarpment is a major escarpment in the Queen Maud Mountains, trending northward along the east margin of Scott Glacier, then eastward to Reedy Glacier where it turns southward along the glacier's west side. Somewhat arcuate, the escarpment is nearly 100 nautical miles (180 km) long, rises 3,550 m above sea level, and 1,000 to 1,500 m above the adjacent terrain.
The Cox Peaks are a series of peaks on a ridge, located 5 nautical miles (9 km) southeast of Mount Crockett, extending eastward from the Hays Mountains of the Queen Maud Mountains and terminating at Scott Glacier. They were mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Allan V. Cox, a USGS geologist at McMurdo Station, 1965–66.
Jeffries Glacier is a glacier between Lenton Bluff and the Maro Cliffs, flowing northwest for at least 8 nautical miles (15 km) through the Theron Mountains of Antarctica. It was first mapped in 1956–57 by the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition and named for Peter H. Jeffries, a meteorologist with the advance party of the expedition in 1955–56.
Mount Ethelwulf is a mainly ice-covered mountain, 2,590 metres (8,500 ft) high, standing between Mount Egbert and Mount Ethelred at the head of Tumble Glacier, in the Douglas Range of northeast Alexander Island, Antarctica. The mountain was probably first observed by Lincoln Ellsworth, who photographed the east side of the Douglas Range from the air on November 23, 1935; its east face was roughly surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition under John Rymill. It was resurveyed in 1948 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and named for Ethelwulf, Saxon King of England, 839–858. The west face of the mountain was mapped from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1947–48, by D. Searle of the FIDS in 1960. Mount Ethelwulf is the fourth highest peak of Alexander Island, succeeded by Mount Paris and proceeded by Mount Huckle.
Mount Gardner is a mountain, 4,587 metres (15,050 ft) high, standing 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) west of Mount Tyree in the west-central part of the Sentinel Range, in the Ellsworth Mountains of Antarctica. It surmounts Patton Glacier to the northeast.
Martens Peak is a rock peak in the northeastern part of the Ford Nunataks, in the Wisconsin Range of the Horlick Mountains, Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Edward A. Martens, a radioman with the winter party at Byrd Station in 1960 and at McMurdo Station in 1965.
Sanctuary Glacier is a glacier almost completely encircled by the Gothic Mountains. It drains west between Outlook Peak and Organ Pipe Peaks into Scott Glacier. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photographs, 1960-64. The descriptive name was proposed by Edmund Stump, leader of a United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP)-Arizona State University geological party which established a base camp on the glacier in January 1981.
Sagehen Nunataks is a roughly triangular group of nunataks rising to about 150 metres (490 ft) above base level on the east side of Holdsworth Glacier, 5 nautical miles north of McNally Peak, in the Queen Maud Mountains, Antarctica. They were mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photographs from 1960–64. In 1978–79 they were visited by a United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP)-Arizona State University geological field party. They were named after the Sagehen, mascot of Pomona College in Claremont, California, the alma mater of Scott G. Borg, one of the field party members.
Vaughan Glacier is a tributary glacier, 10 nautical miles (18 km) long, draining eastward from Mount Vaughan to enter Scott Glacier just south of Taylor Ridge, in the Hays Mountains of the Queen Maud Mountains. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–64, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in association with Mount Vaughan.
The Richter Glacier is a low gradient coastal glacier located 18 km (11 mi) west of the Scott Nunataks on the northern side of Edward VII Peninsula. The feature saddles with the Butler Glacier and flows north-west to the sea where it forms a small tongue. The glacier and tongue are depicted on the map of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928-30. The map indicates that the landing party from the Kainan Maru (Shirase) traversed up this glacier to the summit of the Scott Nunataks in January 1912. The glacier was mapped in detail by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from ground surveys and US Navy aerial photographs, 1959-65. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Gregory S. Richter, meteorologist-in-charge and scientific leader of the Byrd Station winter party in 1968.
Cairns Glacier is a glacier on the west slope of Vinson Massif, Sentinel Range in Antarctica, situated between Branscomb Glacier and Tulaczyk Glacier. It flows along the northwest side of Brichebor Peak southwestwards, and leaving the range together with Tulaczyk Glacier joins Nimitz Glacier southeast of Klenova Peak.