This page presents the geographical name data for Comer Range 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): Comer Range
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18933
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 48' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 26' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.8
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.4333333
Elevation (see definition): 600
Decision Year (see definition): 07/17/2007
Description (see definition): A mountain range, 3 miles long, running SW-NE and rising to 600 meters to the W of Harbour Glacier in Wiencke Island, Palmer Archipelago. From S to N the range includes Jabet Peak and Noble Peak. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 2007 after Gary C. Comer (1927-2006), American philanthropist and founder of the Lands’ End company whose association with polar research stems from his 2001 trip through the Northwest Passage in the vessel Turmoil. The ease of his passage in comparison to that of numerous experienced sailors previously convinced him that climate change was occurring. To research the issue Comer contacted distinguished scientists Wallace S. Broecker, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, and F. Sherwood Rowland, University of California, Irvine, and engaged their help in sponsoring a fellowship/mentorship program that he would fund. Comer’s investments in climate and environmental change research in the Arctic, and in particular the polar science internship program that he developed and supported, represents a substantial contribution to the advancement of polar science. The new intellectual capital represented by the cadre of new scientists trained through his internship program has already made substantial contributions to knowledge of the Arctic and this in turn represents a significant contribution to improving the global glacial-geologic and glaciological context that is essential for understanding climate change work in the Antarctic.
Date Created (see definition): 08/14/2007
Date Edited (see definition): No data