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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5715

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 40' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
148° 27' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86.6666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -148.45

Elevation (see definition): 2420

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): A mountain, 2,420 m, standing 2 mi NE of Mount Grier in the La Gorce Mountains, Queen Maud Mountains. Discovered in December 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) geological party under Quin Blackburn, and so named in an attempt to reconcile Byrd's discoveries with the names applied by Roald Amundsen in 1911-12. Amundsen had named a mountain in the general vicinity for Lieutenant Hj.F. Gjertsen of the Norwegian Navy, who was second mate on Amundsen's ship Fram and later ice pilot for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE), 1933-35.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Gjertsen, Mount 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 Gjertsen, Mount should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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