Name details

Colwell Massif

Colwell Massif (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Colwell Massif  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 123721

Feature type: Massif (2c)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

A rugged rock massif, about 4 mi long, rising to 2,635 m between Palais Glacier, Ferrar Glacier, and Rotunda Glacier, in Victoria Land. Named by US-ACAN in 1994 after Rita R. Colwell, marine microbiologist who has conducted field research in Antarctica; member of National Science Board (1983-90) who chaired Presidential committee on NSF roles in the polar regions; from 1991, President, Maryland Biotechnology Institute, University of Maryland.

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Location

Latitude:
78° 02' 00.0" S
- 78.03333°
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Longitude:
161° 33' 00.0" E
161.55000°
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Altitude:
2635 m
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Map

Source

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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1995

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