This page presents the geographical name data for Bowers 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): Bowers Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1758
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 10' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 15' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.1666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.25
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964
Description (see definition): A group of north-south trending mountains, about 90 mi long and 35 mi wide, bounded by the coast on the north and by the Rennick, Canham, Black and Lillie Glaciers in other quadrants. The seaward end was first sighted in February 1911 from the Terra Nova, under Lieutenant Harry L.L. Pennell, Royal Navy (RN), and subsequently named "Bowers Hills." Lieutenant Henry R. Bowers perished with Captain Robert F. Scott on the return from the South Pole in 1912. The feature was photographed from U.S. Navy aircraft in 1946-47 and 1960-62, and was surveyed and mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1962-63. The name was amended to Bowers Mountains upon U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mapping which showed the group to be a major one with peaks rising to nearly 2,600 meters.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data