This page presents the geographical name data for Quarles 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): Quarles Range
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12238
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
85° 36' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
164° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.6
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -164.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966
Description (see definition): A high and rugged range of the Queen Maud Mountains, extending from the polar plateau between Cooper and Bowman Glaciers and terminating near the edge of Ross Ice Shelf. Peaks in the range were first sighted by Captain Roald Amundsen in 1911, and the range was mapped in detail by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE), 1928-30. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Donald A. Quarles, Sec. of the Air Force, 1955-57, and Deputy Sec. of Defense, 1957-59, at the outset of the International Geophysical Year and organization of U.S. activity in Antarctica.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data