This page presents the geographical name data for Heritage 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): Heritage Range
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6688
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
79° 45' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
083° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -79.75
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -83
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): A major mountain range, 100 mi long and 30 mi wide, situated southward of Minnesota Glacier and forming the southern half of the Ellsworth Mountains. The range is complex, consisting of scattered ridges and peaks of moderate height, escarpments, hills and nunataks, the various units of relief set off by numerous intervening glaciers. The northern portion of the range was probably first sighted by Lincoln Ellsworth in the course of his trans-Antarctic flight of Nov. 23, 1935. In Dec. 1959, E.C. Thiel, J.C. Craddock and E.S. Robinson conducted an aerial reconnaissance of the area, landing on a glacier in the northern part of the range. During the 1962-63 and 1963-64 seasons, the University of Minnesota expeditions made geologic and cartographic surveys of the range. The entire range was mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from aerial photographs taken by the U.S. Navy, 1961-66. So named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) because topographic units within the range have received names relating to the theme of American heritage.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data