This page presents the geographical name data for Gothic 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): Gothic Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5870
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
150° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -150
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A group of mountains, 20 mi long, in the Queen Maud Mountains, located W of Watson Escarpment and bounded by Scott Glacier, Albanus Glacier, and Griffith Glacier. The mountains were first visited in December 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) geological party led by Quin Blackburn. The name was proposed by Edmund Stump, leader of a U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) - Arizona State University geological party which made investigations here in the 1980-81 season. The mountains are composed of granites which have weathered to produce a series of spires and peaks reminiscent of a Gothic cathedral.
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Date Edited (see definition): No data