Desko Mountains (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Desko Mountains (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Mountain (2a)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
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A WNW-ESE mountain range on Rothschild Island (q.v.), off NW Alexander Island. The range spans 20 mi from Bates Peak to Overton Peak and rises to c. 1,000 m at Enigma Peak, Fournier Ridge. Seen (in part) from a distance by Bellingshausen, 1821, and Charcot, 1909, but the nature of the feature remained obscure. The range was photographed from the air by USN Operation HighJump and RARE in 1947 and mapped from these air photographs by D. Searle of FIDS in 1960. The range is further defined in U.S. Navy air photographs, 1966, and Landsat imagery, 1975. Named by US-ACAN for Cdr. Daniel A. Desko, USN, Commanding Officer, Squadron VXE-6, Operation Deep Freeze, 1977; LC-130 aircraft commander, 1976.
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