Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Siple, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Mount Siple (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Mountain (2a)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A massive, conical, snow-covered mountain, rising to 3,110 m and dominating the NW part of Siple Island (q.v.), which is separated from Bakutis Coast, Marie Byrd Land, by the Getz Ice Shelf. Named after Paul A. Siple (1908-68), American Antarctic explorer and geographer who took part in six Antarctic expeditions, including the two Byrd expeditions of 1928-30 and 1933-35 (Siple Coast, Siple Island, q.v.). He was in command of the West Base (Little America) of the USAS, 1939-41, and was navigator on all major exploratory flights from the base, including the flight on which Mount Siple was discovered. He served as U.S. Army Senior Representative on U.S. Navy Operation HighJump, 1946-47; as Director of Scientific Projects in the planning stages for the US-IGY; and as the inaugural scientific leader at the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station 1956-57.
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