Belknap Nunatak

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Map of Thurston Island.
Satellite image of Thurston Island.

Belknap Nunatak (72°30′S 97°36′W / 72.500°S 97.600°W / -72.500; -97.600Coordinates: 72°30′S 97°36′W / 72.500°S 97.600°W / -72.500; -97.600) is a nunatak about 6 nautical miles (11 km) west-northwest of Shelton Head, surmounting an ice-covered spur on the south coast of Thurston Island. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–66, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for William Belknap, a field assistant at Byrd Station, 1964–65.[1]



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