This page presents the geographical name data for Staccato Peaks 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): Staccato Peaks
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14441
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 47' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
070° 39' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.7833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.65
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): Series of rock peaks extending 11 mi in a N-S direction, rising from the snowfields 20 mi S of the Walton Mountains in the S part of Alexander Island. First seen from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth on Nov. 23, 1935, and mapped from photos taken on that flight by W.L.G. Joerg. Remapped from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. The name, given by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC), refers to the precipitous and abrupt way in which the peaks rise from the surrounding snowfields and is associated with other musical names in the vicinity.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data