Wilkniss Mountains (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Wilkniss Mountains (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Mountain (2a)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
A prominent group of conical peaks and mountains, 10 mi long running N-S, located 9 mi ESE of Mount Feather, Quartermain Mountains, in Victoria Land. The mountains are 3 mi wide in the N portion where Mount Blackwelder (2,340 m) and Pivot Peak (2,450 m) rise above ice-free valleys. Except for an outlying SW peak, the S portion narrows to a series of mainly ice-covered smaller peaks. Named by US-ACAN in 1992 after Peter E. Wilkniss, chemist, who from 1975 has served in various positions at the National Science Foundation, including Deputy Assistant Director of the Directorate for Scientific, Technological, and International Affairs; Director, Division of Polar Programs, 1984-93; senior science associate to the Assistant Director for Geosciences, from 1993.
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