Ames Range

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Ames Range
AmesRangeMap.jpg
Map of the Ames Range
Highest point
PeakMount Andrus
Elevation2,978 m (9,770 ft)
Coordinates75°42′S 132°20′W / 75.700°S 132.333°W / -75.700; -132.333
Geography
ContinentAntarctica
State/ProvinceMarie Byrd Land

The Ames Range is an Antarctic range of snow-covered, flat-topped, steep-sided mountains, extending in a N-S direction for 32 km (20 mi) and forming a right angle with the eastern end of the Flood Range in Marie Byrd Land.

They were discovered by the United States Antarctic Service Expedition (1939–41) and named by Richard E. Byrd for his father-in-law, Joseph Ames.

The Ames Range consists of three coalescing shield volcanoes: Mount Andrus, Mount Kosciusko and Mount Kauffman, and Mount Boennighausen.[1]

Other Features[edit]

There are several glaciers draining from the Ames Range:

Other features include:

Sources[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrus". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.