Wilkniss Mountains (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Wilkniss Mountains (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Range
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 prominent group of conical peaks and mountains, 16.5km long north to south (inclusive of Lever Nunataks) and located 16km east-southeast of Mount Feather, Quartermain Mountains, in Victoria Land. The mountains are up to 6km wide in the north portion where Mount Blackwelder at 2341m and Pivot Peak at 2471m rise above ice-free Vernier and Level Valleys. Except for an outlying southwest peak, the south portion narrows to a series of mainly ice-covered smaller peaks. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MG08
Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1992 after Peter E. Wilkniss, chemist, who from 1975 has served in various positions at the National Science Foundation, including Deputy Assistant Director of the Directorate for Scientific, Technological, and International Affairs. Director, Division of Polar Programs, 1984-93, senior science associate to the Assistant Director for Geosciences, from 1993.
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