Framnes Mountains

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1:100,000 satellite image map of the Framnes Mountains

The Framnes Mountains are an Antarctic mountain range consisting of Casey Range, Masson Range, David Range, and Brown Range, and adjacent peaks and mountains. The three major ranges and other lesser features were sighted and named in February 1931 by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition under Douglas Mawson. This coast was also sighted by Norwegian whalers in the same season. The whole area was mapped in detail by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition in January 1937. This overall name for the several ranges was given by Lars Christensen after Framnesfjellet, a hill near Sandefjord, Norway.[1]

Features of the Framnes Mountains[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Framnes Mountains" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). Coordinates: 67°50′S 62°35′E / 67.833°S 62.583°E / -67.833; 62.583