Derrick Peak

Derrick Peak (80°4′S 156°23′E / 80.067°S 156.383°E / -80.067; 156.383Coordinates: 80°4′S 156°23′E / 80.067°S 156.383°E / -80.067; 156.383) is a prominent ice-free peak, 2,070 metres (6,800 ft) high, overlooking the south side of Hatherton Glacier, 3 nautical miles (6 km) west of the north end of Johnstone Ridge. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Robert O. Derrick of the U.S. Weather Bureau, who served as assistant to the United States Antarctic Research Program Representative at Christchurch from 1960 until his death in 1966.[1]

Further readingEdit

• Gunter Faure, Teresa M. Mensing, The Transantarctic Mountains: Rocks, Ice, Meteorites and Water, P 664

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Derrick Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-01-12.

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