Earth:Bieber Bench

From HandWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Bieber Bench (81°57′S 160°23′E / 81.95°S 160.383°E / -81.95; 160.383Coordinates: 81°57′S 160°23′E / 81.95°S 160.383°E / -81.95; 160.383) is a relatively horizontal upland area of 20 square miles (50 km2) at the south side of the Surveyors Range, Churchill Mountains. The ice-covered feature rises to 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) between Mansergh Snowfield and the head of Algie Glacier. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after John W. Bieber of the Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware: he was United States Antarctic Program principal investigator for solar and heliospheric studies with Antarctic cosmic ray observations at McMurdo Station and South Pole Station, 1988–2002.

References Bench was the original source. Read more.