Name details

Colbert Mountains

Colbert Mountains (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Colbert Mountains  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108253

Feature type: Mountain

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

rising to c. 1600m between Handel Ice Piedmont to E and Purcell Snowfield and Vivaldi Glacier to W, W Alexander Island, were probably sighted from a distance by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1910, as the name Sommet Martine (Mount Martine, q.v.) was erroneously placed in this area (Bongrain, 1914, vue 44 following p.60); photographed from the air by RARE, 27 November 1947; called US Navy Range (AGS map, 1948); later named Colbert Range after Rear-Adm. Leo Otis Colbert, USN (1883-1968), Director, US Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1938-50 (Ronne, 1948b, map p.356, p.391). Mount Colbert (Ronne, 1948c, map p.198). Colbert Mountain Range, Colbert Range (Ronne, 1949, p.290 and end map). Navy Range, as rejected name (USBGN, 1949, p.11). Colbert Mountains (NGS map, 1957b; [in 70 35'S 70 35'W] APC, 1961, p.2; DOS 710, sheet 14, 1963; [co-ordinates corrected from USLANDSAT imagery of January 1973] APC, 1977, p.9; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/9, 1-DOS 1978). Catena Colbert (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 12-13). Mount Martine, in error (USHO, 1960, p.374, 2nd view). Khrebet Kolbert (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
70° 39' 00.0" S
- 70.65000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
70° 11' 00.0" W
- 70.18333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
2-Mar-1961

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