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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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139483

Feature type: Peak

Origin

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:

Narrative

A peak 2257m which rises just north of the head of Webb Glacier and 5.3km southwest of Skew Peak in southern Victoria Land. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MD07

Named For

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.

Location

Latitude:
77° 14' 48.0" S
-77.24667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
160° 31' 41.7" E
160.52824°
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Altitude:
2257 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
LINZ AntTopo50 series
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
LINZ
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Coordinates also checked against REMA 8m tile 17_35

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Oct-1974

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