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

Feature Class (see definition): Range

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5144

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
83° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
049° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -83

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -49.5

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957

Description (see definition): A largely snow-covered mountain range, about 65 mi long, standing E of Dufek Massif and the Neptune Range in 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 the Weddell Sea and return. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after the USS Forrestal, first supercarrier of the U.S. Navy. The entire Pensacola Mountains were mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1967 and 1968 from U.S. Navy tricamera aerial photographs taken in 1964.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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