This page presents the geographical name data for Peck Range in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Peck Range
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11505
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 42' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.7
Elevation (see definition): 1700
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A range of mountains, ridges and hills, 11 mi long N-S and 6 mi wide, in the W part of Du Toit Mountains, Black Coast, Palmer Land. The feature rises to c. 1,700 m and is bounded to the S by a high snowfield, and to the E and W by unnamed north-flowing glaciers that coalesce at the N end of the range, S of Mount Wever. The range was mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from U.S. Navy (USN) aerial photographs taken 1966-69 and was visited by a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)-British Antarctic Survey (BAS) joint field party, 1986-87. In association with the names of geologists grouped in this area, named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1988 after Dallas Lynn Peck, geologist, a world authority on igneous rocks, including granites; eleventh director of the U.S. Geological Survey, 1981-93; previously, Chief Geologist of the Geologic Division, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Bedrock in the range is almost entirely made up of a coarse-grained fresh granite batholith.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data