This page presents the geographical name data for Kurze 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): Kurze Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8287
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 53' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
008° 55' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.8833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 8.9166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): A range of mainly bare rock peaks, ridges and mountains about 20 mi long and 6 mi wide in the Orvin Mountains of Queen Maud Land. The feature stands between Drygalski Mountains on the west and Gagarin Mountains and Conrad Mountains on the east. Kurze Mountains were discovered and plotted from air photos by the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE) under Ritscher, 1938-39, who named them for the Dir. of the Naval Division of the former Marineleitung (German Admiralty). They were remapped by Norsk Polarinstitutt from surveys and air photos taken by the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition (NorAE), 1956-60, and given the name "Holtedahlfjella." The correlation of the prior name (Kurze) with this feature is quite definite and is recommended for the sake of international uniformity and historical continuity.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data