This page presents the geographical name data for Neptune Range in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Neptune Range
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 10603
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
83° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -83.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957
Description (see definition): A mountain range, 70 mi long, lying WSW of Forrestal Range in the central part of the Pensacola Mountains. The range is comprised of Washington Escarpment with its associated ridges, valleys and peaks, the Iroquois Plateau, and the Schmidt and Williams Hills. It was discovered and photographed on Jan. 13, 1956 on a U.S. Navy (USN) transcontinental plane flight from McMurdo Sound to Weddell Sea and return. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after the Navy P2V-2N "Neptune" aircraft with which this flight was made. The entire Pensacola Mountains were mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1967 and 1968 from ground surveys and U.S. Navy tricamera aerial photographs taken in 1964.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data