Patuxent Range

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Patuxent Range
Patuxent Range is located in Antarctica
Patuxent Range
Location in Antarctica
Highest point
Coordinates84°43′S 64°30′W / 84.717°S 64.500°W / -84.717; -64.500Coordinates: 84°43′S 64°30′W / 84.717°S 64.500°W / -84.717; -64.500
Geography
Parent rangePensacola Mountains

The Patuxent Range or macizo Armada Argentina[1] is a major range of the Pensacola Mountains, comprising the Thomas Hills, Anderson Hills, Mackin Table and various nunataks and ridges bounded by the Foundation Ice Stream, Academy Glacier and the Patuxent Ice Stream. Discovered and partially photographed on January 13, 1956 in the course of a transcontinental nonstop plane flight by personnel of U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze I from McMurdo Sound to Weddell Sea and return.[2]

Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for the Naval Air Station Patuxent River (at Cedar Point, Maryland) located on the south side of the mouth of the Patuxent River. The range was mapped in detail by USGS from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1956-66.[2]

Key geographic features[edit]

Features[edit]

Georgraphical features include:

Anderson Hills[edit]

Thomas Hills[edit]

Other features[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nomenclador Antártico Argentino Id 100128. SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
  2. ^ a b "Patuxent Range". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2004-11-03.
  3. ^ "O'Connell Nunatak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  4. ^ "Shurley Ridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  5. ^ "Mount Tolchin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2005-09-30.
  6. ^ "Mount Warnke". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
  7. ^ "Mount Yarbrough". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-20.