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

Feature Class (see definition): Range

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4639

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 46' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 34' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.7666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.5666667

Elevation (see definition): 2860

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A range of mountains 28 mi long, rising 2,860 m, and trending N-S approximately in the middle of the Antarctic Peninsula. Eternity Range is divided into three main mountain blocks, the major summits in each from N to S being Mounts Faith, Hope and Charity. These four names were applied by Lincoln Ellsworth who discovered the range from the air during his flights of Nov. 21 and 23, 1935. In Nov. 1936, the range was surveyed by J.R. Rymill of British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) who gave the name Mount Wakefield to the central mountain in the range. This complication by Rymill, and uncertainty as to the precise location or extent of Ellsworth's discovery, hindered for a time a resolution of its nomenclature (i.e., following the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, the name Eternity Range or Eternity Mountains was incorrectly applied to the present Welch Mountains 60 miles farther south). A careful study of the original reports, maps and photographs, and comparison with materials from subsequent expeditions such as Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947, and Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1960, has led to the conclusion that the range described comprises at least the core of Ellsworth's Eternity Range and appropriately commemorates his discovery. The name Wakefield, given by Rymill, has been transferred to nearby Wakefield Highland.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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