New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition

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The New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) describes a series of scientific explorations of the continent Antarctica. The expeditions were notably active in 1957–58 and again in 1958–59. The 1957–58 expedition went to the Ross Dependency[1] and named the Borchgrevink Glacier. The following year's expedition named the Mountaineer Range. The expedition has also mapped the Carter Ridge.[2]

Additional journeys were undertaken throughout the 1960s. Other features named include Sledgers Glacier, Leap Year Glacier and Banded Peak (1963–64), Ian Peak and Champness Glacier (1967–68) and Marble Peak and Surprise Spur (1969–70).

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  1. ^ New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, June 1963.
  2. ^ "Carter Ridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.