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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Feature type: Mesa (2h)
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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An oblong island-like mesa, 7.7km long across its plateau, and rising to 1435m, being 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 600m above the floor of Barwick Valley and McKelvey Valley. Feature shown on: NZ AntTopo50-ME08
Named by United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (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. United States Antarctic Program (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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