Westliche Petermannkette (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Westliche Petermannkette (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Range (2c)
This name originates from Germany. It is part of the Germany Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
The W mountain chain of Petermannketten, comprising vestre Petermannkjeda and Zwieselberg, ranging from Felsinsel in the N to the valley Aurdalen and to Grabenhorn and Skeidskneet in the S, Wohlthatmassiv, Fimbulheimen, Neuschwabenland, Dronning Maud Land. The S part of Westliche Petermannkette, covering Zwieselberg and Grabenhorn, was named by a Soviet expedition 1960/61 as hrebet Vil'gel'ma Pika (translated German name as used bei GDR-scientists: Wilhelm-Pieck-Rücken) after the GDR-President Wilhelm Pieck (Norwegian name Pieckryggen). Discovered during German Antarctic Expedition 1938/39 ('Neuschwabenland-Expedition') under Alfred Ritscher.
August Heinrich Petermann (1822-1878), German geographer, cartographer and publisher of the geographic journal 'Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen'.
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