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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12241

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 51' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
160° 45' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.85

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 160.75

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): A group of exposed mountains, c. 20 mi long, typical of ice-free features of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Victoria Land, located S of Taylor Glacier and bounded by Finger Mountain, Mount Handsley, Mount Feather and Tabular Mountain; also including Knobhead, Terra Cotta Mountain, New Mountain, Beacon Heights, Pyramid Mountain, Arena Valley, Kennar Valley, Turnabout Valley and the several valleys and ridges within Beacon Valley. The mountains were visited by British expeditions led by R.F. Scott (1901-04 and 1910-13) and E.H. Shackleton (1907-09), which applied several names. Names were added in the years subsequent to IGY, 1957-58, concurrent with research carried out by New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) and U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) field parties, and to fulfill the requirement for maps compiled from U.S. Navy (USN) aerial photographs, 1947-83. Named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in 1977 after Lester Bowden Quartermain (1895-1973), New Zealand Antarctic historian.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Quartermain Mountains 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 Quartermain Mountains should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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