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Nicholas, Mount: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Nicholas, Mount 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): Nicholas, Mount

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10682

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 22' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
069° 50' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.3666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.8333333

Elevation (see definition): 1465

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Mountain, 1,465 m, standing 5.5 mi SSW of Cape Brown and forming the N limit of Douglas Range on the E side of Alexander Island. First seen and roughly charted from a distance in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot, who named it "Ile Nicolas II" after Nicholas II, then reigning tsar of Russia. The French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) maps showed it as an island, or possible headland, separated by a channel from Alexander Island. The coast in this vicinity was photographed from the air in 1937 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), but Charcot's name which was altered to "Cape Nicholas," was applied in error to the seaward bulge of Mount Calais, about 13 mi to the NNW Surveys in 1948 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) identified the feature originally named "Ile Nicolas II" by Charcot as the mountain described.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Nicholas, Mount in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nicholas, Mount should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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