This page presents the geographical name data for Wilson 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): Wilson Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16685
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 15' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 50' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.25
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.8333333
Elevation (see definition): 1600
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A group of mountains including Hjort Massif, rising to c. 1,600 m to the W of Merz Peninsula, Black Coast, Palmer Land. The feature is bounded to the W by Du Toit Mountains, to N by Beaumont Glacier and Hilton Inlet, and to S by Defant Glacier. First photographed from the air by U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1940. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from U.S. Navy aerial photographs taken 1966-69. In association with the names of continental drift scientists grouped in this area, named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after John Tuzo Wilson (1908-93), Canadian geophysicist who visited Antarctica on U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Deep Freeze, 1958; Professor of Geophysics, University of Toronto, 1946-74; Director-General, Ontario Science Centre, 1974-85.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data