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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12256

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 00' 00" S

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

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -160

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): A major group of mountains, ranges and subordinate features of the Transantarctic Mountains, lying between the Beardmore and Reedy Glaciers and including the area from the head of the Ross Ice Shelf to the polar plateau. Captain Roald Amundsen and his South Pole party ascended Axel Heiberg Glacier near the central part of this group in November 1911, naming these mountains for the Queen of Norway. Elevations bordering the Beardmore Glacier, at the western extremity of these mountains, were observed by the British expeditions led by E.H. Shackleton (1907-09) and R.F. Scott (1910-13), but the mountains as a whole were mapped by several American expeditions led by R.E. Byrd (1930s and 1940s), and U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) and New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) expeditions from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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