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Mount Morning

Morning, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Morning  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 113958

Feature type: Mountain (2a)


This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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A dome-shaped volcanic mountain, 2723m high, with three slightly elevated sharp peaks, lying on the eastern side of Koettlitz Glacier, along the western edge of the Ross Ice Shelf. Feature shown on: NZ AntTopo50-MH10

Named For

Discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (Discovery Expedition, BrNAE), 1901-04, and named for the Morning, a relief ship to the expedition. It is an entirely volcanic formation. As of the 1950s no party had been nearer to it than Heald Island on Koettlitz Glacier, from which point it appears to consist of an aggregate of a large number of large cones and centres of activity rather than material from a single vent. At the time it was considered that "as it is situated right upon, or even within, the line of fracture which has given rise to the present coastline of south Victoria Land Upon its western side, if anywhere, should be found evidence of the effect of volcanic activity upon the older rocks of the mainland and possibly some arrangements of the vents showing a relationship between them and the fault line."


78° 30' 01.3" S
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163° 31' 44.8" E
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2723 m
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Location Method:
Source Name:
Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, Howat et al. 2018
Source Identifier:
REMA 8m tile 18_34 release 1.1
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Polar Geospatial Center
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