Wiens Peak

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Wiens Peak
Wiens Peak is located in Antarctica
Wiens Peak
Wiens Peak
Highest point
Elevation 1,250 metres (4,100 ft)
Coordinates 83°59′S 56°19′W / 83.983°S 56.317°W / -83.983; -56.317Coordinates: 83°59′S 56°19′W / 83.983°S 56.317°W / -83.983; -56.317
Location Antarctica Pensacola Mountains
Parent range Neptune Range

Wiens Peak is a peak in Antarctica at the east end of Elliott Ridge in southern Neptune Range, Pensacola Mountains. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos from 1956-66. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Rudolph H. Wiens, an aurora scientist at Ellsworth Station during the winter of 1962.

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