This page presents the geographical name data for Welch 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): Welch Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16397
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 57' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.95
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.5
Elevation (see definition): 3015
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1971
Description (see definition): A group of mountains that dominate the area, the highest peak rising to 3,015 m, located 25 mi N of Mount Jackson on the E margin of the Dyer Plateau of Palmer Land. These mountains were probably seen from the air by Ellsworth in 1935 and their N extremities were sketched in 1936 by a British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) sledge party under Rymill. In 1940 they were photographed from the air and charted from the ground by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), and in the expedition reports and charts were assumed to be Ellsworth's Eternity Range (q.v.). The mountains were mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1974. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for R. Admiral David F. Welch, Commander, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, 1969-71.
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