Scripps Heights (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Scripps Heights (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Heights (2b)
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:
Rugged heights which are largely ice covered, surmounting the peninsula between Casey and Lurabee Glaciers on the E coast of Palmer Land. Deeply scarred by glaciers, the heights terminate on the E in Cape Walcott. Discovered by Sir Hubert Wilkins in his pioneer flight on Dec. 20, 1928. Thinking the feature to be a large island lying between two great transverse channels which completely severed Antarctic Peninsula, he named it Scripps Island for William Scripps of Detroit, MI. Correlation of aerial photographs taken by Lincoln Ellsworth in 1935 and preliminary reports of the findings of the BGLE under Rymill, 1934-37, led W.L.G. Joerg to interpret this to be a peninsula. In published reports, members of the BGLE have concurred in this interpretation which was also borne out by the results of subsequent flights and a sledge trip from East Base by members of the USAS in 1940.
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