This page presents the geographical name data for Dufek Massif 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): Dufek Massif
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4141
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
82° 36' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
052° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -82.6
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -52.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957
Description (see definition): A rugged, largely snow-covered massif 27 mi long, standing W of the Forrestal Range in the N part of the Pensacola Mountains. Discovered and photographed on Jan. 13, 1956 on a transcontinental patrol plane flight of U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze I from McMurdo Sound to the vicinity of Weddell Sea and return, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for R. Admiral George J. Dufek, U.S. Navy (USN) (Dufek Coast, q.v.), in direct operational command of U.S. Navy Task Force 43 during that operation. The entire Pensacola Mountains were mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1967 and 1968 from ground surveys and U.S. Navy tricamera aerial photographs taken in 1964.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data