This page presents the geographical name data for Douglas 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): Douglas Range
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4028
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
069° 35' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.5833333
Elevation (see definition): 3000
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): Sharp-crested range, with peaks rising to 3,000 m, extending 75 mi in a NW-SE direction from Mount Nicholas to Mount Edred and forming a steep E escarpment of Alexander Island, overlooking the N part of George VI Sound. Mount Nicholas was seen in 1909 from a distance by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot. The full extent of the range was observed by Lincoln Ellsworth on his trans-Antarctic flight of Nov. 23, 1935, and its E escarpment first roughly mapped from air photos taken on that flight by W.L.G. Joerg. The E face of the range was roughly surveyed from George VI Sound by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) in 1936 and resurveyed by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948-50. The entire range, including the W slopes, was mapped in detail from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Named by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, for V. Admiral Sir Percy Douglas, chairman of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) Advisory Committee, member of the Discovery Committee from 1928 until his death in 1939, formerly Hydrographer of the British Navy.
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