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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16250

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 12' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
070° 20' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.2

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.3333333

Elevation (see definition): 1450

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Isolated chain of three predominantly snow-covered mountain masses, rising to 1, 450 m at Mount McArthur, extending S from Schubert Inlet for 25 mi in Alexander Island. First seen from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth on Nov. 23, 1935, and roughly mapped from photos obtained on that flight by W.L.G. Joerg. Resighted from the air by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940, and in 1947 by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) under Ronne. Ronne named the mountains after Lieutenant Col. R.C. Walton, U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), of the Office of Naval Research, who was instrumental in obtaining the loan of a ship from the Navy and in securing Navy assistance for the Ronne expedition.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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