Name details

Colwell Massif

Colwell Massif (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Colwell Massif  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139681

Feature type: Massif

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 rugged rock massif, approximately 7.2km long from Grootes Peak (2635m) in the southeast to Ferrar Glacier in the northwest, in Victoria Land. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MG08

Named For

Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1994 after Rita R. Colwell, marine microbiologist who conducted field research in Antarctica. Member of National Science Board (1983-90) who chaired Presidential committee on NSF roles in the polar regions. From 1991, President, Maryland Biotechnology Institute, University of Maryland.

Location

Latitude:
78° 01' 46.2" S
-78.02949°
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Longitude:
161° 33' 20.5" E
161.55570°
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Altitude:
2248 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

Height at reference point

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
15-Nov-1994

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