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USACE Landmarks - Antarctica

Antarctic geographic names showcase CRREL R&D contributions

Published June 7, 2017
Many Antarctic landmarks are named for researchers that have significant ties to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through its Cold Regions Research and Engineer Laboratory in Hanover, New Hampshire, one of seven labs that make up the U.S Army Engineer Research and Development Center. Our researchers are associated with major contributions to scientific knowledge or to the techniques of Antarctic exploration.

Many Antarctic landmarks are named for researchers that have significant ties to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through its Cold Regions Research and Engineer Laboratory in Hanover, New Hampshire, one of seven labs that make up the U.S Army Engineer Research and Development Center. Our researchers are associated with major contributions to scientific knowledge or to the techniques of Antarctic exploration.

"Throughout CRREL's (U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory) history, the scientific and technical contributions of research staff members (and those with significant ties to CRREL) have been recognized by having their names associated with geographic features in Antarctica." Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory: The First Fifty Years (page 48)

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Abele Spur 

Erlanger Spur 

Mellor Glacier 

Ackley Point 

Garfield Glacier

Ramseier Glacier

Albert Valley

Mount Gow

Rand Peak

Mount Anderson

Hansen Inlet

Mount Sletten

Mount Arcone

Hendrickson Peak

Thuronyi Bluff

Bader Glacier

Jezek Glacier

Ueda Glacier

Mount Ballard

Kalafut Nunatak

Wagner Spur

Benson Ridge

Kovacs Glacier

Weertman Island

Den Hartog Peak

Mount Langway

 


"The U.S. Board on Geographic Names is a Federal body created in 1890 and established in its present form by Public Law in 1947 to maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government... Sharing its responsibilities with the Secretary of the Interior, the Board promulgates official geographic feature names with locative attributes as well as principles, policies, and procedures governing the use of domestic names, foreign names, Antarctic names, and undersea feature names." - United States Board on Geographic Names