Sullivan Heights (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Sullivan 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.
A compact group of mountains rising to 2,760 m in Mount Levack and including Mount Farrell and Mount Segers, centered 11.5 mi ENE of Mount Tyree in the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains. Roughly elliptical in plan and 11 mi long, the feature includes sharp mountain peaks, rugged ridges, and steep peripheral scarps, all encompassed by the flow of the Crosswell, Ellen, and Dater Glaciers. Named in 1997 by US-ACAN after Cornelius Wayne Sullivan (b.1943), American oceanographer; USAP field team leader for Sea Ice Microbial Communities (SIMCO) studies in McMurdo Sound, 1980-86, 1988, 1989; chief scientist and cruise coordinator for AMERIEZ (Antarctic Marine Ecosystem Research at the Ice Edge Zone) projects in Weddell Sea, Nov.-Dec. 1983, Feb.-Apr. 1986, June-July 1988; Professor of Biological Science, Hancock Institute of Marine Studies, Director, 1991-93; Director, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 1993-97.
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