Name details

Mount Ptolemy

Ptolemy, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Ptolemy  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 130412

Feature type: Mountain (2a)

Origin

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:

Narrative

An isolated block mountain with four main summits, the highest rising to 1,370 meters. It lies close north of the Traffic Circle on the northwestern side of Mercator Ice Piedmont, Antarctic Peninsula. First observed by Finn Ronne and Carl Eklund of the U.S. Antarctic Service, 1939-41, from their sledge route through the Traffic Circle. Surveyed by FIDS in 1947. Named by UK-APC after Claudius Ptolemy (2nd century A.D.), Egyptian mathematician, astronomer and geographer, who introduced the system of coordinates of latitude and longitude for fixing positions on the earth's surface.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 33' 00.0" S
- 68.55000°
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Longitude:
65° 58' 00.0" W
- 65.96667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

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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:
1-Jan-1962

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