Simmons Basin (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Simmons Basin (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Basin
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:
An ice-free basin, or valley, trending southeast between Solitary Rocks and Friis Hills, marginal to the north side of the bend of Taylor Glacier in Victoria Land. The lower east end of the valley is occupied by Simmons Lake and a lobe of ice from Taylor Glacier. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MF08
Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1992 after George M. Simmons, Jr., biologist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, who in the decade following 1977, led several U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) teams in the study of Lakes Bonney, Fryxell, Hoare, Vanda, and other lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys.
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