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Ruru Crests

Ruru Crests are two parallel rock ridges 2.2 nautical miles northwest of the summit of Mount Bird, Ross Island. The feature rises to c.1400 m. It is one of several landmarks near Mount Bird assigned the native name of a New Zealand mountain bird. ...

                                               

Scanniello Peak

Scanniello Peak is a peak which rises to 2200m and marks the highest and SW-most point of Tekapo Ridge in Kyle Hills, Ross Island. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Jeffrey Scanniello, long-term ASA field engineer, who was acti ...

                                               

Shell Glacier

Shell Glacier is a western lobe of the Mount Bird icecap. It descends steeply in the valley north of Trachyte Hill and Harrison Bluff in the center of the ice-free area on the lower western slopes of Mount Bird, Ross Island. Mapped and so named b ...

                                               

Sheppard Crater

Sheppard Crater is a distinctive breached crater rising to 200 m about 0.8 miles east of Castle Rock on Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. Named in 2000 by New Zealand Geographic Board after Deirdre Jeanette Sheppard, DSIR Antarctic Division/NZAP/ ...

                                               

Sherve Peak

Sherve Peak is a peak rising to 2200 m in the west part of Guardrail Ridge in Kyle Hills, Ross Island. It was named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after John Sherve, facilities maintenance supervisor/construction coordinator at McMurdo ...

                                               

Skua Lake

Skua Lake is a small lake close northwest of Island Lake at Cape Evans, Ross Island. Named by the British Antarctic Expedition because of the nearby skua rookery.

                                               

Slattery Peak

Slattery Peak is a somewhat isolated rock peak that rises above the ice mantle southeast of Mount Terror on Ross Island. The peak position is additionally defined as 5.5 nautical miles southwest of The Knoll and 3.8 nautical miles east-northeast ...

                                               

Starr Lake

Starr Lake is a small meltwater lake which is a source of water for McMurdo Station on Ross Island. The lake is situated in the area of constant snow cover on Hut Point Peninsula, approximately 0.5 nautical miles north of the station and midway b ...

                                               

Sultans Head Rock

Sultans Head Rock is a rock spur along the east flank of Hut Point Peninsula, 7.5 nautical miles southwest of the Vee Cliffs, on the south side of Ross Island. The name was first used by the Discovery expedition under Scott, 1901–04, in describin ...

                                               

Sunk Lake

Sunk Lake is a small lake lying between Deep Lake and the coast at Cape Royds, Ross Island. The descriptive name appears on the maps by the British Antarctic Expedition, but it may have been given earlier by the British Antarctic Expedition. The ...

                                               

Mount Sutherland

Mount Sutherland is a peak 1.4 nautical miles west-northwest of the summit of Mount Terror on Ross Island. The feature rises to c.2500 m. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Alexander L. Sutherland, Jr., Ocean Projects Manager, O ...

                                               

Takahe Nunatak

Takahe Nunatak is the northern of two similar nunataks that lie 0.3 nautical miles apart and 3.3 nautical miles north-northeast of Mount Bird in northwest Ross Island. It rises to c.1100 m and, like Kakapo Nunatak is one of several features near ...

                                               

Tazieff Rocks

Tazieff Rocks is a nunatak in Antarctica 0.8 nautical miles southeast of Micou Point, Ross Island. It rises to c.200 m at the south end of Endeavour Piedmont Glacier. At the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, it is named by the Advisory Committee on Antarc ...

                                               

Te Puna Roimata Peak

Te Puna Roimata Peak is a peak located 1.5 nautical miles west of Terra Nova Glacier and 2 nautical miles south of Lewis Bay on the lower northeast slope of Mount Erebus, Ross Island. On November 28, 1979, a New Zealand DC10 aircraft on a scenic ...

                                               

Tech Crags

Tech Crags is a narrow broken ridge 2 nautical miles south of Williams Cliff on Ross Island. The feature rises to c.1000 m and marks a declivity along the north flank of broad Turks Head Ridge, from which ice moves to Pukaru Icefalls. Named by Ad ...

                                               

Tekapo Ridge

Tekapo Ridge is a crescent-shaped chain of low peaks, 3 nautical miles long, in Kyle Hills, Ross Island. The ridge descends SW-NE from Scanniello Peak to Parawera Cone. Named by the New Zealand Geographic Board after Tekapo, a New Zealand localit ...

                                               

Cape Tennyson

Cape Tennyson is a rock cape on the north coast of Ross Island, about 25 nautical miles southeast of Cape Bird. Discovered in February 1900 by the British Antarctic Expedition under Carsten Borchgrevink, and named by him for English poet Alfred T ...

                                               

Tent Peak

Tent Peak is a tent-shaped peak rising to about 1.570 metres midway between Mount Terror and Cape Crozier in eastern Ross Island. Descriptively named by a party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1958–59, which occupied th ...

                                               

Mount Terra Nova

Mount Terra Nova is a snow-covered mountain, 2.130 m, between Mount Erebus and Mount Terror on Ross Island. It was first mapped by the Discovery expedition in 1901–04, and named for Terra Nova, the relief ship for this expedition and the British ...

                                               

Terrace Lake

Terrace Lake is a descriptive name for a small, elongate lake which lies in a valley with moraine from the Barne Glacier, about 0.5 nautical miles east of Cape Barne on Ross Island. The name appears on the maps of the British Antarctic Expedition ...

                                               

Terrie Bluff

Terrie Bluff is a rock bluff rising to 1.000 metres, 1.5 nautical miles south-southeast of Ainley Peak, in the Kyle Hills on Ross Island. The steep rock bluff face marks the eastern end of a mound-shaped and mostly ice-covered elevation 0.5 nauti ...

                                               

Three Sisters Cones

Three Sisters Cones is a three aligned cones at an elevation of about 1.800 m on the southwest slopes of Mount Erebus on Ross Island. Named by members of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, under Scott. This article incorporates public dom ...

                                               

The Tooth

The Tooth is a distinctive rock outcrop on the eastern slopes of Mount Terror, Ross Island, at an elevation of about 1.400 metres. The feature lies 1 nautical mile south-southeast of Tent Peak and is reported to resemble a fossilized sharks tooth ...

                                               

Topping Cone

Topping Cone is an exposed volcanic cone near Cape Crozier, located 1.75 nautical miles northwest of the summit of The Knoll in eastern Ross Island. Named by New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee for W.W. Topping, geologist with Victoria Un ...

                                               

Towle Point

Towle Point is a point 1 nautical mile north of Post Office Hill that marks the northeast extremity of Ross Island. In association with the names of expeditionary ships grouped on this island, named after USNS Private John R. Towle, a ship that c ...

                                               

Trachyte Hill

Trachyte Hill is a prominent hill, 470 m, just south of Shell Glacier in the center of the ice-free area on the lower west slopes of Mount Bird on Ross Island. Mapped and so named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1958–59 ...

                                               

Tramway Ridge

Tramway Ridge is a ridge that rises to about 3450 m above sea level in the north-west part of the summit caldera of Mount Erebus on Ross Island, Antarctica. The ridge is formed by the levees on the side of a young lava flow. The appearance of the ...

                                               

Tryggve Point

Tryggve Point is a point 1 nautical mile northwest of Turks Head on the west side of Ross Island. First charted by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, under Scott, who named it for Tryggve Gran, Norwegian ski expert with the expedition. Th ...

                                               

Turks Head

Turks Head is a precipitous black headland over 200 m high, 5 nautical miles east-southeast of Cape Evans on the west side of Ross Island. Discovered by the Discovery expedition and so named because of its resemblance to a head swathed in a turba ...

                                               

Turks Head Bay

Turks Head Bay is a small bay between Tryggve Point and Turks Head on the west side of Ross Island. The bay name appears to be first used on a map of the British Antarctic Expedition and is in association with Turks Head. This article incorporate ...

                                               

Turks Head Ridge

Turks Head Ridge is a mostly ice-covered ridge in the southwest part of Ross Island, extending from Turks Head for a few miles up the slopes of Mount Erebus. Mapped by the British Antarctic Expedition under Scott and so named because of its assoc ...

                                               

Turret Cone

Turret Cone is a small summit that is locally conspicuous, located 3.8 nautical miles east of Cape Royds and 3 nautical miles northeast of Cape Barne on Ross Island. Descriptively named by Griffith Taylor of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910 ...

                                               

Twin Crater

Twin Crater is a volcanic crater with twin nested cones that rises behind McMurdo Station and 0.5 nautical miles west of Crater Hill on Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. This crater was named Middle Crater by Frank Debenham of the British Antarct ...

                                               

Tyree Head

Tyree Head is a headland 3.2 nautical miles northeast of Sultans Head Rock on the south side of Ross Island. The headland rises to over 400 m and is ice covered except for rock exposed on the lower east side. Named after Adm. David M. Tyree, U.S. ...

                                               

Varcoe Headland

Varcoe Headland is a low headland, with an elevation of 34 m, that marks the north entrance point to Horseshoe Bay in west Ross Island. It was named by the New Zealand Geographic Board after Technical Services Officer Garth Edwin Varcoe, who work ...

                                               

Vee Cliffs

The Vee Cliffs are steep, mainly ice-covered cliffs, 7 km long, between Aurora and the Terror Glacier on the south shore of Ross Island, Antarctica. The name is suggested by two prominent V-shape wedges which protrude from the cliff wall. The nam ...

                                               

Waipuke Beach

Waipuke Beach is a beach between McDonald and Caughley Beaches, lying 6 nautical miles southwest of Cape Bird on Ross Island. So named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1958–59, because of periodic flooding by meltwater f ...

                                               

Warren Ridge

Warren Ridge is a SW-NE ridge 2 nautical miles long on the north slope of Kyle Hills, Ross Island. The ridge rises to c.1100 m at the southwest end and culminates in Dibble Peak, 1 nautical mile north of Ainley Peak. Named by Advisory Committee o ...

                                               

Williams Cliff

Williams Cliff is a prominent rock cliff that stands out from the ice-covered southwest slopes of Mount Erebus, situated 6 nautical miles east of Cape Barne on Ross Island. This rock cliff was mapped by the British Antarctic Expedition under Scot ...

                                               

Williamson Rock

Williamson Rock is a rock lying 4 nautical miles northwest of Cape Crozier, close off the north coast of Ross Island. Charted by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, under Scott. Named for Thomas S. Williamson, who as able seaman and petty ...

                                               

Wilson Stream

Wilson Stream is a meltwater stream which flows from the ice-free lower west slopes of Mount Bird, to the south of Alexander Hill, and over steep sea cliffs into Wohlschlag Bay, Ross Island. Mapped by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic E ...

                                               

Windvane Hill

Windvane Hill is a small hill just northeast of the extremity of Cape Evans on Ross Island. So named by the British Antarctic Expedition because an anemometer station was established on this site. This article incorporates public domain material ...

                                               

Wohlschlag Bay

Wohlschlag Bay is a large bay indenting the west side of Ross Island between Harrison Bluff and Cape Royds. Charted by the Discovery Expedition under Scott, 1901–04. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 1964 for Donald E. Wohlsch ...

                                               

Wong Peak

Wong Peak is a peak 1.6 nautical miles northeast of the summit of Mount Bird in northwest Ross Island. The feature rises to over 1600 m. Named by New Zealand Geographic Board after Frank Wong. This article incorporates public domain material from ...

                                               

Wyandot Point

Wyandot Point is a rock point 3 nautical miles west-southwest of Cape Tennyson on the north side of Ross Island. In association with the names of expedition ships grouped on this island, named after USNS Wyandot, a transport ship that carried sup ...

                                               

Abercrombie Crests

Abercrombie Crests are a cluster of rock summits rising to 1.259 metres in the north part of Darley Hills, Churchill Mountains, 9 miles south-southeast of Mount Deleon. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Thomas J. Abercrombie of ...

                                               

Mount Achernar

Mount Achernar is a peak forming the northeast end of the MacAlpine Hills, on the south side of Law Glacier. Named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition after the star Achernar used in fixing the survey baseline. This article ...

                                               

Adams Mountains

The Adams Mountains are a small but well defined group of mountains in Queen Alexandra Range, bounded by the Beardmore, Berwick, Moody and Bingley Glaciers. Discovered by British Antarctic Expedition and named Adams Mountains for Lieutenant James ...

                                               

Algie Knoll

Algie Knoll is a rounded ice-covered elevation rising to 400 metres between Silver Ridge and the mouth of Algie Glacier in Churchill Mountains, Antarctica. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in association with Algie Glacier.

                                               

Mount Allen Young

Mount Allen Young is a prominent pyramidal mountain, 2.755 m, standing just south of Fegley Glacier and west of Lennox-King Glacier in the Holland Range. Discovered by the British Antarctic Expedition and named for Sir Allen Young, polar explorer ...