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.
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