Briesemeister Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Briesemeister Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak (2d)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
Peak, 690 m, which stands 7 mi WNW of Cape Rymill on the E coast of Palmer Land. This peak was photographed from the air by Sir Hubert Wilkins on Dec. 20, 1928, and by the USAS in 1940. It was named by the RARE under Ronne, 1947-48, after William A. Briesemeister (d. 1967), Chief Cartographer, American Geographical Society, 1913-63, who by recognizing this peak on two photographs taken by Wilkins established their continuity, an important clue to the identity and correct position of Stefansson Strait (Geographical Review, July 1948, pp. 477, 484); he supervised the preparation of maps of Antarctica for use during the IGY (1957-58) and post-IGY programs of USARP, including continental maps published at a scale of 1:6 million (1956) and 1:5 million (1962).
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