Behrendt Mountains


Behrendt Mountains

The Behrendt Mountains (coord|75|20|S|072|30|W|) is a group of mountains, 32 km (20 mi) long, aligned in the form of a horseshoe with the opening to the southwest, standing 11 km (7 mi) SW of Merrick Mountains in Ellsworth Land. Discovered and photographed from the air by the RARE, 1947-48, under Finn Ronne.

Named by US-ACAN for John C. Behrendt, traverse seismologist at Ellsworth Station in 1957. Behrendt led the Antarctic Peninsula Traverse party to these mountains, summer 1961-62, and carried out investigations in Marie Byrd Land and the Pensacola Mountains in 1963-64 and 1965-66.


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