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Eland Mountains: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Eland 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): Eland Mountains

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4392

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 35' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 10' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.5833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.1666667

Elevation (see definition): 2440

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953

Description (see definition): Range of mountains which rise above 2,440 m and extend about 20 mi in a NE-SW direction along the S side of Clifford Glacier, on the E coast of Palmer Land. The mountains were discovered in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), and they appear in aerial photographs taken by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in September 1940. During 1947 they were photographed from the air by members of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), who in conjunction with the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted them from the ground. The name Eland, Lady Clifford's maiden name, was given in 1952 by Sir Miles Clifford, Gov. of the Falkland Islands, at the request of members of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) staff.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Eland 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 Eland Mountains should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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