Name details

Mount Twiss

Twiss, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Twiss  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 133017

Feature type: Mountain (2a)

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

Peak (2,000 m) at the N end of Watlack Hills in the Heritage Range, Ellsworth Mountains. Mapped by USGS from ground surveys and USN air photos, 1961-66. Named by US-ACAN after John R. Twiss, Jr., who served on support staff at McMurdo Station, 1961-63; USARP Representative at McMurdo Station, 1964-65 season; USARP Representative on USNS Eltanin Cruise 34, 1968; staff, NSF International Decade of Ocean Exploration, 1970-74; Executive Director, Marine Mammal Commission, from 1974.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
79° 23' 00.0" S
- 79.38333°
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Longitude:
85° 36' 00.0" W
- 85.60000°
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Altitude:
2000 m
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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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-1966

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