Molnia Bluff (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Molnia Bluff (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Bluff (2f)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A steep bluff rising to 1750 m and extending west-east for 1.5 km at the south-east end of Parker Mesa, Clare Range, Victoria Land. The elevation drops to 1350 m at the foot of the bluff. Named by US-ACAN (2005) after Bruce Franklin Molnia, USGS geologist who conducted seismic studies in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic marginal seas from R.V. Eltanin, 1965-66; Acting Executive Director of the Polar Research Board of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 1985-87; Chief, International Polar Programs, USGS, 1987-2002; Research Geologist, USGS, 2002-05.
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