Prince Charles Mountains


Prince Charles Mountains
Prince Charles Mountains is located in Antarctica
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Prince Charles Mountains
Prince Charles Mountains in eastern Antarctica

Prince Charles Mountains is a major group of mountains in Mac. Robertson Land in Antarctica, including the Athos Range, the Porthos Range, and the Aramis Range. The highest peak is Mount Menzies (3228 m). Other prominent peaks are Mount Izabelle and Mount Stinear (1950 m). These mountains together with other scattered peaks form an arc about 260 miles long, extending from the vicinity of Mount Starlight in the north to Goodspeed Nunataks in the south.[1]

These mountains were first observed and photographed from a distance by airmen of USN Operation Highjump, 1946-47. They were examined by several ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) parties and mapped in the years 1954-61.[1] They have been found to contain large deposits of iron ore.[2]They were named by ANCA in 1956 for Prince Charles, heir apparent to the thrones of the Commonwealth realms.[1]

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List of mountains

  • Mount Bayliss (73°32′S 62°44′E / 73.533°S 62.733°E / -73.533; 62.733) is a relatively low mountain, extending 9 nautical miles (17 km) in an east-west direction, standing 6 nautical miles (11 km) east of Mount Menzies. Observed from ANARE aircraft in 1957 and seen in the same year by an ANARE ground party under K.B. Mather. Named by ANCA for E.P. Bayliss, Australian cartographer, who drew the map of Antarctica published in 1939 by the Property and Survey Branch, Dept. of Interior, Canberra.[3]

See also

Namesakes

Notes

  1. ^ a b c "Prince Charles Mountains". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:5:::NO::P5_ANTAR_ID:12088. Retrieved 2005-09-28. 
  2. ^ Antarctica: An Encyclopedia from Abbot Ice Shelf to Zooplankton, Firefly, 2002. ISBN 1-55297-590-8.
  3. ^ "Mount Bayliss". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:5:::NO::P5_ANTAR_ID:1099. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Prince Charles Mountains
  5. ^ "Mount Izabelle". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:5:::NO::P5_ANTAR_ID:7420. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  6. ^ "Mount Rymill". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:5:::NO::P5_ANTAR_ID:13102. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  7. ^ "Schmitter Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:5:::NO::P5_ANTAR_ID:13392. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  8. ^ "Shaw Massif". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:5:::NO::P5_ANTAR_ID:13676. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  9. ^ "Simon Ridge". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:5:::NO::P5_ANTAR_ID:13845. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  10. ^ "Mount Stinear". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:5:::NO::P5_ANTAR_ID:14609. Retrieved 2005-09-28. 

Coordinates: 72°0′S 67°0′E / 72°S 67°E / -72; 67

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