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Mount William

Mount William can be seen in the distance in this picture, taken from Torgersen Island, a small rocky island located off the south-west coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. The National Science Foundation runs the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP). In addition to maintaining three U.S. research stations on the continent, USAP supports research projects in an array of scientific disciplines including, for example, aeronomy and astrophysics, biology and medicine, geology and geophysics, glaciology, and ocean and climate systems.

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