This page presents the geographical name data for Saunders Mountain 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): Saunders Mountain
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13318
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 53' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
145° 42' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.8833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -145.7
Elevation (see definition): 975
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966
Description (see definition): A massive islandlike mountain rising to 975 m at the W end of Denfeld Mountains, Ford Ranges, on the Saunders Coast (q.v.), Marie Byrd Land. Discovered by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) on an aerial flight of Dec. 5, 1929, and named by R. Admiral Byrd after Captain Harold E. Saunders, U.S. Navy (USN) (1890-1961), naval architect, cartographer and toponymist; chief cartographer of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) of 1928-30 and 1933-35, who compiled maps of this coast from aerial photographs obtained by the Byrd expeditions; Technical Director, David Taylor Model Basin, Carderock, MD, 1940-46 (Director, 1946-47); Consultant to Bureau of Ships, USN, to 1961; member of US-SCAN, 1943-46; Chariman, Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN), 1947-61.
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