This page presents the geographical name data for Maclaren Monolith 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): Maclaren Monolith
Feature Class (see definition): Pillar
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9247
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
025° 23' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -25.3833333
Elevation (see definition): 1000
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A peak rising to c. 1,000 m on the central ridge of Herbert Mountains, Shackleton Range. The feature is notable for a monolith forming the summit. Photographed from the air by the U.S. Navy, 1967, and surveyed by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1968-71. In association with the names of glacial geologists grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 after Charles Maclaren (1782-1866), Scottish naturalist who in 1842 was the first to recognize the glacial control of sea level.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data