Merrem Peak

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Merrem Peak (76°03′S 136°03′W) is a prominent peak of 3,000 meters (9,800 ft) high that is the secondary summit and is located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) west of the Berlin Crater on Mount Berlin.

Discovery and name

The peak was discovered and charted by the Pacific Coast Survey Party, led by Leonard Berlin, of the United States Antarctic Service in December 1940 and subsequently mapped by the USGS from surveys and United States Navy air photos collected during the years 1959-66. Merrem Peak was named by US-ACAN in honor of Frank H. Merrem, Jr., an ionospheric physicist and Scientific Leader at the South Pole Station in 1970.