This page presents the geographical name data for Pensacola Mountains 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): Pensacola Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11596
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
83° 45' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
055° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -83.75
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -55
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957
Description (see definition): A large group of mountain ranges and peaks, extending 280 mi in a NE-SW direction, comprising the Argentina Range, Forrestal Range, Dufek Massif, Cordiner Peaks, Neptune Range, Patuxent Range, Rambo Nunataks and Pecora Escarpment. These mountain units lie astride the extensive Foundation Ice Stream and Support Force Glacier which drain northward to the Ronne Ice Shelf. Discovered and photographed on Jan. 13, 1956 in the course of a transcontinental nonstop plane flight by personnel of U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Deep Freeze I from McMurdo Sound to Weddell Sea and return. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for the U.S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, in commemoration of the historic role of that establishment in training aviators of the U.S. Navy. The mountains were mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1956-67.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data