Name details

Walton Mountains

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111822

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

running N-S from c.71°00'S to 71°20'S, E of Lewis Snowfield, Alexander Island, rising to c.1450 m at Mount McArthur, and including also Palindrome Buttress, Richter Peaks and Sevier Nunatak, were photographed from the air by Ellsworth, 23 November 1935 (Joerg, 1936, Fig.13, p.458) and roughly mapped from air photographs (Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444); further photographed from the air by USAS in 1940 and by RARE in 1947; named after Lieut. Col. R. C. Walton, USMC, of the Office of Naval Research, who helped to secure naval support for RARE ([in 71°15'S 74°20'W] Ronne, 1948b, map p.356; USHO chart 6638, 1956; [in 71°10'S 71°15'W] APC, 1961, p.4; DOS 710 sheet 14, 1963; Searle, 1963, Pl.1 and end map; [co-ordinates corrected from US LANDSAT imagery of January 1973] BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/13, 1-DOS 1974; APC, 1977, p.34). Monti Walton (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 12-13). The mountains were mapped from RARE photographs by FIDS in 1959. Gory Uolton (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Hamilton [sic] Mountains (USAF chart GNC 24N, 1970).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 12' 00.0" S
- 71.20000°
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Longitude:
70° 20' 00.0" W
- 70.33333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
2-Mar-1961

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