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Desko Mountains: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding Desko Mountains in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Desko Mountains should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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