Torckler Rocks ( Coordinates: ) are three small islands lying at the north side of the entrance to Heidemann Bay, Vestfold Hills. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37. Remapped from ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) air photos and named for R.M. Torckler, radio officer at Davis Station in 1959.
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The Arctic Archipelago, also known as the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, groups together all islands lying to the north of the Canadian continental mainland excluding Greenland.
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.
Wohlthat Mountains is a large group of associated mountain features consisting of the Humboldt Mountains, Petermann Ranges, and the Gruber Mountains, located immediately east of the Orvin Mountains in Fimbulheimen in the central Queen Maud Land. Discovered by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939), led by Capt. Alfred Ritscher, and named for Councilor of state Helmuth C.H. Wohlthat, who as economist and fiscal officer dealt with the organization of the expedition.
The Humboldt Mountains are a group of mountains immediately west of the Petermann Ranges, forming the westernmost portion of the Wohlthat Mountains in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.
Mount Sibiryakov is an isolated mountain about 16 miles (26 km) south of Mount Humble of the Raggatt Mountains, in Enderby Land. Rock outcrops here were investigated by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition of 1961-62 who named the feature for the Soviet icebreaker Sibiryakov.
The Institut Geologii Arktiki Rocks are a group of scattered rock outcrops that extend in an east–west direction for 20 miles (32 km), located 7 miles (11 km) south of the Schirmacher Hills in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They were discovered and plotted from air photos by the Third German Antarctic Expedition, 1938–39, and were mapped from air photos and surveys by the Sixth Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1956–60. They were remapped by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1960–61, and named after the Soviet Institute of Arctic Geology.
Alderdice Peak is a peak 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Mount Underwood in the eastern part of the Nye Mountains. It was plotted from air photos taken by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions aircraft in 1959, and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for W. Alderdice, a weather observer at Wilkes Station in 1959.
Anchorage Patch is a small, isolated shoal, the least depth of water over it being 11 metres, lying within Davis Anchorage, about 1 kilometre (0.5 nmi) northwest of the Torckler Rocks. The shoal was positioned by d'A. T. Gale, an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions surveyor aboard the Thala Dan in 1961.
Bagshawe Glacier is a glacier which drains the northeast slopes of Mount Theodore and discharges into Lester Cove, Andvord Bay west of Mount Tsotsorkov, on the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica.
Cape Chocolate is a small, dark cape forming the south side of Salmon Bay on the coast of Victoria Land. It is made up of morainic material from the west margin of the Koettlitz Glacier. It was discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Robert Falcon Scott, and probably so named because of the color of the morainic material.
Nashornkalvane Rocks is a group of rocks 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of Nashornet Mountain, at the south side of the mouth of Viddalen Valley in Queen Maud Land. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos by Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE) (1949–52) and air photos by the Norwegian expedition (1958–59) and named Nashornkalvane.
Newman Shoal is a shoal at the southwest side of Davis Anchorage, just off the Vestfold Hills. The shoal has depths of 1 fathom or less and lies 0.1 nautical miles (0.2 km) southeast of Hobby Rocks. Charted during an ANARE hydrographic survey in 1961. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for A.J. Newman, senior diesel mechanic at Mawson Station in 1961, who assisted with the survey around Davis Station.
Drury Rock is a rock, about 37 metres (120 ft) high, lying 0.3 nautical miles (0.6 km) south-southeast of Shag Island and 6 nautical miles (11 km) north of Heard Island. This rock, though positioned several miles too far westward, appears to have been first shown on an 1860 sketch map compiled by Captain H.C. Chester, an American sealer operating in the area during this period. It was more accurately charted on an 1874 chart by a British expedition under George Nares in the Challenger. It was surveyed in 1948 by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions, who named it for Alan Campbell-Drury, a radio operator and photographer with the party.
The Pearl Rocks are a group of rocks covering an area 6 km (3.7 mi) by 4 km (2.5 mi) close off the west coast of Tower Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. The name was given by Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE) (1955–57) and is descriptive of the numerous snow-covered rocks in the group.
Gobamme Rock is an exposed rock standing on the coast between Kozo Rock and Byōbu Rock in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. It was mapped from surveys and air photos by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition, 1957–62, and named Gobamme-iwa.
Mount McLennan is a prominent mountain rising over 1,600 metres (5,250 ft) at the north side of Taylor Valley, surmounting the area at the heads of Canada Glacier, Commonwealth Glacier and Loftus Glacier, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was named by C.S. Wright of the British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13) for Professor McLennan, a physicist at Toronto University, Canada.
Heidemann Bay is a bay, 1 nautical mile (2 km) long, indenting the seaward end of Breidnes Peninsula in the Vestfold Hills of Antarctica, just south of Davis Station. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37. The bay was first visited by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions party from the Kista Dan on January 11, 1957, and was named for Frank Heidemann, second mate of the Kista Dan. Heidemann Bay which was gouged by glaciers is flanked by two small peninsulas which rise approximately 20 metres above sea level. Heidemann Bay is an extension of Heidemann Valley which runs in the same compass direction for a further two kilometres. Heidemann Valley is of uniform elevation and relatively flat but covered in a large number of moraine rocks and boulders.
Keuken Rock is a large insular rock lying off the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, about 1.4 nautical miles (2.6 km) southwest of Barratt Island. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for J. Keuken, a weather observer at Davis Station in 1959.
Mount Valhalla is a peak in the Asgard Range, Victoria Land, standing at the west flank of Valhalla Glacier from where it overlooks the south side of Wright Valley. The name is one in a group in the range derived from Norse mythology, Valhalla being the great hall where Odin receives and feasts the souls of heroes who have fallen bravely in battle. The name was suggested by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in consultation with New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC).