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

Feature Class (see definition): Range

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 692

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 13' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 50' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.2166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 64.8333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961

Description (see definition): The northernmost range in the Prince Charles Mountains of Mac. Robertson Land. It consists of a large number of individual mountains and nunataks that trend east-west for 40 mi along the north side of Scylla Glacier. These mountains were first observed from aircraft of U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump, 1946-47. The western part of the range was first visited by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) party led by J. Bechervaise in November 1955. The range was again visited in December 1956 by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) southern party, 1956-57, led by W.G. Bewsher, and a depot was established at the eastern extremity. Named after a character in The Three Musketeers, a novel by Alexandre Dumas which was the most popular book read on the southern journey.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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