This page presents the geographical name data for Sentinel 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): Sentinel Range
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13574
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 10' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
085° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.1666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.5
Elevation (see definition): 4892
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): A major mountain range situated northward of Minnesota Glacier and forming the northern half of the Ellsworth Mountains. The range trends NNW-SSE for about 115 mi and is 15 to 30 mi wide. Many peaks rise over 4,000 m and Vinson Massif (4,892 m) in the southern part of the range is the highest elevation on the continent. The range was first sighted and photographed from the air on Nov. 23, 1935, by Lincoln Ellsworth who in naming it recognised its prominent position as a landmark on an otherwise featureless ice surface. The range was first visited and partially surveyed in January 1958 by the Marie Byrd Land Traverse party, led by Charles R. Bentley. The entire range was mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from aerial photography taken by U.S. Navy, 1958-61.
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