Rea Rocks

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Rea Rocks
location Marie Byrd Land , West Antarctica
part of Ford Ranges
Rea Rocks (Antarctica)
Rea Rocks
Coordinates 77 ° 5 ′  S , 145 ° 10 ′  W Coordinates: 77 ° 5 ′  S , 145 ° 10 ′  W

The Rea Rocks are a group of up to 380  m high ledges on the Saunders coast of Marie-Byrd Land in western Antarctica . In the Ford Ranges they tower 10 km east of Mount Rea in the lower section of the Arthur Glacier .

The United States Geological Survey mapped them using the United States Navy's own surveys and aerial photographs from 1959 to 1965. The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names named this formation in 1970 after Peter C. Rea, a construction electrician at Byrd Station in 1967.

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