Acarospora Peak

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Acarospora Peak
Acarospora Peak is located in Antarctica
Acarospora Peak
Acarospora Peak
Position in Antarctica
Highest point
Parent peakMount Czegka
Coordinates86°21′S 148°28′W / 86.350°S 148.467°W / -86.350; -148.467Coordinates: 86°21′S 148°28′W / 86.350°S 148.467°W / -86.350; -148.467
Geography
LocationMarie Byrd Land, Antarctica

Acarospora Peak is a peak 1 mile (2 km) northeast of, and only slightly below the elevation of Mount Czegka, located at the southwest end of Watson Escarpment. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos between 1960–64. Named by New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) on suggestion of New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) Scott Glacier Party, 1969–70, because the lichen Acarospora emergens Dodge was found on the peak.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Acarospora Peak" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).