This page presents the geographical name data for Ickes 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): Ickes Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7258
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 29' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
139° 45' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75.4833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -139.75
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966
Description (see definition): A series of coastal mountains that extend W from Strauss Glacier for 15 mi in Marie Byrd Land. The mountains were discovered from aircraft of the U.S. Antarctic Service on Dec. 18, 1940. The name Ickes Mountains, after Sec. of the Interior Harold L. Ickes, appeared in the maps and reports resulting from this expedition although Ickes objected and never acquiesced to the use. Nonetheless, the name became established in usage and in 1966 was approved by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN). The U.S. Antarctic Service was established in the Division of Territories and Island Possessions of the Department of the Interior in 1939, during the period (1933-46) that Ickes was secretary.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data