Rouen Mountains

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Rouen Mountains
Elevation 2,800 m (9,186 ft)
Parent peak Mount Paris
Location
Location Alexander Island, Antarctica
Coordinates 69°10′S 70°53′W / 69.167°S 70.883°W / -69.167; -70.883

The Rouen Mountains (69°10′S 70°53′W / 69.167°S 70.883°W / -69.167; -70.883Coordinates: 69°10′S 70°53′W / 69.167°S 70.883°W / -69.167; -70.883) are a prominent mountain range, reaching to about 2,800 m and extending 35 miles (60 km) NW-SE from Mount Bayonne to Care Heights and Mount Cupola, in north Alexander Island, Antarctica. This mountain range is known to occupy some of the highest peaks of Alexander Island, much like the nearby Douglas Range. Mount Paris is the highest point of the Rouen Mountains, exceeding 2,800 m approximately.

The mountains were first mapped by the French Antarctic Expedition of 1908-10, under J. B. Charcot and named by him after the French city of Rouen. Charcot indicated a break in these mountains south of Mount Paris, but air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition of 1947-48, as interpreted by Searle of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) indicate that the mountains are continuous southeast to Mount Cupola. They were partly surveyed by FIDS in 1948 and further delineated from U.S. satellite imagery of January 1974 and February 1975.

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