Friedmann Peak

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Friedmann Peak (79°51′S 156°45′E / 79.850°S 156.750°E / -79.850; 156.750Coordinates: 79°51′S 156°45′E / 79.850°S 156.750°E / -79.850; 156.750) is a prominent peak rising to 1,920 metres (6,300 ft) in the central part of Kennett Ridge, in the Darwin Mountains of Antarctica. It was named after Roseli Ocampo Friedmann, professor of microbiology at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, who worked five austral summers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, and was co-discoverer there (with E. Imre Friedmann) of endolithic microorganisms in the Beacon sandstone, 1976.[1]

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