Name details

Vishniac Peak

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133290

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.

Narrative

A peak (2,280 m) which rises just north of the head of Webb Glacier and 3 mi southwest of Skew Peak in southern Victoria Land. Mapped by USGS from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1947-62. Named by US-ACAN for Wolf V. Vishniac (1922-73), professor of biology at the University of Rochester, New York, who made Antarctic studies (1971-72 and 1973) on the water absorption of soil particles and its microbiological significance, and the ability of microorganisms to withstand a hostile milieu. Dr. Vishniac fell to his death in the Asgard Range, upper Wright Valley, 20 mi south of this peak, on Dec. 11, 1973.

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Location

Latitude:
77° 14' 00.0" S
-77.23333°
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Longitude:
160° 31' 00.0" E
160.51667°
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Altitude:
2280 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-1975

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