Gawne Nunatak

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Map showing location of Gawne Nunatak in the Moulton-Berlin mountain range

Gawne Nunatak (76°3′S 135°24′W) is a nunatak on the east side of Wells Saddle between Mount Berlin and Mount Moulton in the Flood Range of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

Gawne Nunatak was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos taken during the years 1959–66. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of Steven P. Gawne, a member of the United States Antarctic Research Program team that studied ice sheet dynamics in the area northeast of Byrd Station in the 1971–72 season.

Peerage title

On 17 January 2019, Helmut Schoeneseiffen was granted the peerage title Baron of Gawne.