Name details

Halzen Mesa

Halzen Mesa (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Halzen Mesa  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 135653

Feature type: Mesa (2h)

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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Narrative

An oblong island-like mesa, 8 km long and rising to 1435m, that is the largest and eastern-most of three mesas in the Insel Range, Victoria Land. The upper surface is relatively level but the periphery is marked by abrupt cliffs that rise 500 to 600 m above the floor of Barwick Valley and McKelvey Valley. Named by US-ACAN (2005) after Francis Halzen, Physics Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, who (1988) conceived of AMANDA, the Antarctic muon and neutrino detector array at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station; USAP principal investigator in a project to build the "IceCube" neutrino telescope at the South Pole Station in six field seasons beginning 2004-05.

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Location

Latitude:
77° 23' 40.0" S
- 77.39444°
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Longitude:
161° 26' 25.0" E
161.44028°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
12-Sep-2005

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