This page presents the geographical name data for Colbert 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): Colbert Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2947
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 35' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
070° 35' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.5833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.5833333
Elevation (see definition): 1500
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): Isolated mountain mass with several rounded snow-covered summits, the highest 1,500 m, overlooking Handel Ice Piedmont between Haydn and Schubert Inlets in the W central part of Alexander Island. First seen and photographed from a distance by Lincoln Ellsworth on his trans-Antarctic flight of Nov. 23, 1935, and partially mapped from these photos by W.L.G. Joerg. Resighted and photographed from the air by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, and by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) 1947-48, under Ronne, who named it for R. Admiral Leo O. Colbert, head of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, which furnished equipment for the expedition. Remapped in detail from Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) air photos by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data