Dufek Head

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Dufek Head (77°37′S 167°42′E / 77.617°S 167.700°E / -77.617; 167.700Coordinates: 77°37′S 167°42′E / 77.617°S 167.700°E / -77.617; 167.700) is an ice-covered headland 4.4 nautical miles (8 km; 5 mi) northeast of Tyree Head in southern Ross Island. The headland rises to 620 metres (2,030 ft) at the east side of the terminus of Aurora Glacier. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (2000) in association with Tyree Head, after Rear Admiral George J. Dufek, U.S. Navy, Commander of the U.S. Naval Support Force Antarctica, 1954–1959.[1]

Dufek Coast, Dufek Massif, and Dufek Mountain are also named for Dufek.


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