This page presents the geographical name data for Desko 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): Desko Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3781
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 37' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
072° 23' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.6166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.3833333
Elevation (see definition): 1000
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A WNW-ESE mountain range on Rothschild Island (q.v.), off NW Alexander Island. The range spans 20 mi from Bates Peak to Overton Peak and rises to c. 1,000 m at Enigma Peak, Fournier Ridge. Seen (in part) from a distance by Bellingshausen, 1821, and Charcot, 1909, but the nature of the feature remained obscure. The range was photographed from the air by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp and Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) in 1947 and mapped from these air photographs by D. Searle of Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. The range is further defined in U.S. Navy air photographs, 1966, and Landsat imagery, 1975. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Commander Daniel A. Desko, USN, Commanding Officer, Squadron VXE-6, Operation Deep Freeze, 1977; LC-130 aircraft commander, 1976.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data