Name details

Snow Petrel Peak

Snow Petrel Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Snow Petrel Peak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 131841

Feature type: Peak (2d)

Origin

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:

Narrative

A sharp rock peak (605 m) that marks the E=most summit of Mason Spur at the S end of Scott Coast, Victoria Land. The name appears in a 1987 sketch map and report by geologist Anne Wright-Grassham, (earlier Anne C. Wright), who had been a member of the 1983-84 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology field party to Mason Spur. So named because of the common presence of a pair of snow petrels seen flying around the peak over several days in November 1983. It was concluded they were nesting there.

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Location

Latitude:
78° 32' 00.0" S
- 78.53333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
164° 38' 00.0" E
164.63333°
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Altitude:
605 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1999

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