Watts Nunatak ( Coordinates: ) is an isolated nunatak lying 12 nautical miles (22 km) northwest of Mason Peaks in the Grove Mountains. Mapped from air photos, 1956–60, by ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions). Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for J.P. Watts, supervising technician (radio) at Mawson Station, 1962.
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A nunatak is an exposed, often rocky element of a ridge, mountain, or peak not covered with ice or snow within an ice field or glacier. They are also called glacial islands. Examples are natural pyramidal peaks. When rounded by glacial action, smaller rock promontories may be referred to as rognons.
The Mason Peaks are a prominent serrated ridge with several peaks, standing 8 nautical miles (15 km) northwest of Mount Harding in the Grove Mountains of Antarctica. The feature was mapped by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions from air photos, 1956–60, and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for A.C. Mason, a topographic draftsman at the Division of National Mapping, Australian Department of National Development, who has contributed substantially to the compilation of Antarctic maps.
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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.
The Grove Mountains are a large, scattered group of mountains and nunataks extending over an area of approximately 40 by 20 miles, located 100 miles (160 km) east of the Mawson Escarpment in American Highland, Antarctica. They were first photographed from the air by aircraft of U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for Squadron Leader I.L. Grove, a Royal Australian Air Force pilot with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions, who made a November 1958 landing in these mountains.
Enderby Land is a projecting land mass of Antarctica. Its shore extends from Shinnan Glacier at about 1⁄24 of the earth's longitude. It was first documented in western and eastern literature in February 1831 by John Biscoe aboard the whaling brig Tula, and named after the Enderby Brothers of London, the ship's owners who encouraged their captains to combine exploration with sealing.to William Scoresby Bay at , approximately
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.
Jacobs Nunatak is a nunatak on the west side of the MacAlpine Hills, Antarctica, just west of the head of Sylwester Glacier. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Willis S. Jacobs, a United States Antarctic Research Program geomagnetist and seismologist at South Pole Station in 1959.
Mount VX-6 is a distinctive, sharp mountain, 2,185 metres (7,169 ft), standing 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north of Minaret Nunatak in the Monument Nunataks in Victoria Land, East Antarctica.
Wold Nunatak is a nunatak standing 10 nautical miles (18 km) east of Mount Manthe in the southeast part of the Hudson Mountains. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Richard J. Wold, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) geologist at Byrd Station, 1960-61 season.
The Black Nunataks are a group of about nine nunataks located 10 nautical miles (19 km) west-southwest of Mount Harding in the Grove Mountains. They were mapped by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions from air photos, 1956–60, and named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia after I. Black, a geophysicist at Mawson Station, 1963.
The Bryse Peaks are the twin peaks of a small nunatak, located 4 nautical miles (7 km) north-northeast of Mason Peaks in the Grove Mountains. The nunatak was mapped from Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions air photos, 1956–60, and named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for R.A. Bryse, topographic draftsman, Division of National Mapping, Australian Department of National Development, who has contributed substantially to the production of Antarctic maps.
Mount Watters is a massive peak westward of Scythian Nunatak in the Allan Hills, Victoria Land. Reconnoitered by the New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) Allan Hills Expedition (1964) and named after W.A. Watters, a geologist with the expedition.
The Davey Nunataks are a group of seven nunatak lying 3 nautical miles (6 km) southwest of Mount Harding in the Grove Mountains. They were mapped by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions from air photos, 1956–60, and named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for S.L. Davey, a topographic draftsman with the Division of National Mapping, Australian Department of National Development, who contributed substantially to the production of Antarctic maps.
Trubyatchinskiy Nunatak is a nunatak lying 7 nautical miles (13 km) south of Alderdice Peak in the Nye Mountains, Enderby Land. Named by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1961–62, for Soviet magnetician N.N. Trubyatchinskiy (1886–1942).
Gomez Nunatak is an isolated nunatak 40 nautical miles (74 km) southwest of Mount Vang, surmounting the interior ice plateau near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1961–67, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Jose M. Gomez, a mechanic with the Eights Station winter party in 1965.
The Goodwin Nunataks are a small group of isolated nunataks lying about 10 nautical miles (20 km) west of the Marshall Mountains of Antarctica, at the south side of Walcott Neve. They were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Michael L. Goodwin, a United States Antarctic Research Program geomagmetist and seismologist at South Pole Station, 1960.
The Melvold Nunataks are a group of small nunataks located 14 nautical miles (26 km) west of Mount Harding in the Grove Mountains of Antarctica. They were mapped by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions from air photos, 1956–60, and were named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for C.D. Melvold, a radio officer at Mawson Station in 1962.
Heuser Nunatak is a small nunatak that lies 3 nautical miles (6 km) south of Mount Phelan and marks the southern extremity of the Emlen Peaks in the Usarp Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica. The nunatak was first mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–64, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Charles M. Heuser, a former biological laboratory technician operating at McMurdo Station during 1966–67. This topographical feature lies situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Skellerup Glacier is a glacier flowing west north west between All-Blacks Nunataks and Wilhoite Nunataks, west of the Churchill Mountains. Named in honor of P. J. Skellerup, who sponsored the Antarctic wing at Canterbury Museum. He is particularly keen on scientific research and donated money to build a specialist Antarctic Library at the Museum. He also donated a large collection of Antarctic materials to the Museum, including some very old and rare Antarctic manuscripts. He remains interested in the collection and has continued his sponsorship and donations over 30+ years.
Tate Rocks is a three small nunataks lying 7 nautical miles (13 km) north-northwest of Mason Peaks in the Grove Mountains. Mapped from air photos, 1956–60, by ANARE Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for K.A. Tate, radio officer at Mawson Station, 1962.
Lewisohn Nunatak is an isolated nunatak 10 nautical miles (19 km) southeast of the Mackay Mountains, in the Ford Ranges of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It was discovered and mapped by the United States Antarctic Service (1939–41), and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Walter P. Lewisohn, a radio operator with the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1933–35).