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Lepley Nunatak

Station ID: LPLY

Coordinate: S 73.1111, W 90.2992

Installed: 2011-2012 season

Former Projects: WAGN

Former Names: W16A

Transportation: Twin Otter/Basler

Closest operations HUB: 889km to WAIS

A small conspicuous rocky nunatak 2 mi SW of Dentler Island, lying near the inner part and E end of Abbot Ice Shelf. First sighted on Feb. 9, 1961 from helicopters of the USS Larry K. Lepley, oceanographer of the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, who with three others was marooned at this nunatak, Feb. 12-15, 1961, by a severe wind and snowstorm (https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/gaz/scar/display_name.cfm?gaz_id=127953).