Mount Bursey

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Mount Bursey is a broad, ice-covered mountain, 2,780 m high, which forms the eastern end of the Flood Range in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.wikipedia
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Flood Range

Hal Flood Range
Mount Bursey is a broad, ice-covered mountain, 2,780 m high, which forms the eastern end of the Flood Range in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.
Other mountains in this range include Mount Moulton and Mount Bursey.

Starbuck Crater

Starbuck Crater is a volcanic cone on the mountain.
Starbuck Crater (-76.01667°N, -133.18333°W) is a small snow-filled crater at the base of the west slope of the Mount Bursey massif in Marie Byrd Land.

Jack Bursey

Jacob Bursey
It was discovered by members of the United States Antarctic Service (USAS) on aerial flights in 1940, and named for Jacob Bursey, member of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1928–30) and dog-driver with the USAS party which sledged to the west end of the Flood Range in December 1940.
Today there are mountains in the Hal Flood Range named after them: Mount Bursey (76 05' S 133 35' W), Mount Moulton and Mount Berlin.

Marie Byrd Land

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Mount Bursey is a broad, ice-covered mountain, 2,780 m high, which forms the eastern end of the Flood Range in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.

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Mount Bursey is a broad, ice-covered mountain, 2,780 m high, which forms the eastern end of the Flood Range in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.

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It was discovered by members of the United States Antarctic Service (USAS) on aerial flights in 1940, and named for Jacob Bursey, member of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1928–30) and dog-driver with the USAS party which sledged to the west end of the Flood Range in December 1940.

Shield volcano

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Mount Bursey consists of two coalescing shield volcanoes, namely Hutt Peak and Koerner Bluff.

Caldera

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Each shield contains a 4 - 5 km diameter caldera at its summit.

K–Ar dating

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Potassium–argon dating has indicated both shields formed during the Miocene epoch, with volcanism at Hutt Peak occurring as recently as 0.49 million years ago.

Miocene

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Potassium–argon dating has indicated both shields formed during the Miocene epoch, with volcanism at Hutt Peak occurring as recently as 0.49 million years ago.

Epoch (geology)

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Potassium–argon dating has indicated both shields formed during the Miocene epoch, with volcanism at Hutt Peak occurring as recently as 0.49 million years ago.

United States Geological Survey

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Both features were first mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos collected from 1959 to 1965, and were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN).

United States Navy

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Both features were first mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos collected from 1959 to 1965, and were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN).

Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names

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Both features were first mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos collected from 1959 to 1965, and were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN).

United States Antarctic Program

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It was discovered by members of the United States Antarctic Service (USAS) on aerial flights in 1940, and named for Jacob Bursey, member of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1928–30) and dog-driver with the USAS party which sledged to the west end of the Flood Range in December 1940.

Physicist

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Syrstad Rock was named for Erik Syrstad, ionospheric physicist at South Pole Station, 1970.

Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station

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Syrstad Rock was named for Erik Syrstad, ionospheric physicist at South Pole Station, 1970.

Forrest Pass

Forrest Pass (-75.88333°N, -132.56667°W) is a broad ice-filled pass between Mount Bursey, in the Flood Range, and the southern elevations of the Ames Range in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.

Hutt Peak

Hutt Peak (-76.01667°N, -132.65°W) is a small but sharply rising snow-covered peak that rises above the general level of the central part of the Mount Bursey massif, in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.

Bursey Icefalls

Bursey Icefalls (-75.98333°N, -132.8°W) is the icefalls draining the north slope of Mount Bursey in the Flood Range, Marie Byrd Land.

Dickson Icefalls

Dickson Icefalls (-76.03333°N, -133.41667°W) are north-draining icefalls of moderate slope at an elevation of 1,800 to 2000 m, located between Mount Moulton and Mount Bursey in the Flood Range of Marie Byrd Land.

Heaps Rock

Heaps Rock (-76°N, -132.76667°W) is a rock exposure above Bursey Icefalls and 2 nmi west-northwest of Hutt Peak on the Mount Bursey massif, in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.

Mount Moulton

Even farther east lie Mount Bursey, Mount Andrus, Mount Kosciuszko and Mount Kauffman, in the Ames Range.