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Saunders Mountain: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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