Mount Martine

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Not to be confused with Mount Martin or Mount Martyn.

Mount Martine is a massive mountain, about 800 metres (2,600 ft) high, with a prominent rocky north face and ice-covered south slopes, overlooking the north shore of Charcot Island, south of Cheesman Island, in the east Bellinghausen Sea of Antarctica.

History[edit]

It was discovered and roughly mapped on 11 January 1910, by the Fourth French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and named by him in association with Mount Monique and the Marion Nunataks after his daughter, Martine. It was photographed from the air on 9 February 1947 in the course of the US Navy's Operation Highjump and mapped from these photographs by D. Searle of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960.[1] The mountain forms part of the Marion Nunataks Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA No.170) designated as such for its biological values.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Martine". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Marion Nunataks, Charcot Island, Antarctic Peninsula". Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 170: Measure 4, Annex. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2008. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Mount Martine" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).


Coordinates: 69°45′S 75°5′W / 69.750°S 75.083°W / -69.750; -75.083