Douglas Range (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Douglas Range (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Range (2c)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
Sharp-crested range, with peaks rising to 3,000 m, extending 75 mi in a NW-SE direction from Mount Nicholas to Mount Edred and forming a steep E escarpment of Alexander Island, overlooking the N part of George VI Sound. Mount Nicholas was seen in 1909 from a distance by the FrAE under Charcot. The full extent of the range was observed by Lincoln Ellsworth on his trans-Antarctic flight of Nov. 23, 1935, and its E escarpment first roughly mapped from air photos taken on that flight by W.L.G. Joerg. The E face of the range was roughly surveyed from George VI Sound by the BGLE in 1936 and resurveyed by the FIDS in 1948-50. The entire range, including the W slopes, was mapped in detail from air photos taken by the RARE, 1947-48, by Searle of the FIDS in 1960. Named by the BGLE, 1934-37, for V. Admiral Sir Percy Douglas, chairman of the BGLE Advisory Committee, member of the Discovery Committee from 1928 until his death in 1939, formerly Hydrographer of the British Navy.
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