This page presents the geographical name data for Erb 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): Erb Range
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 19168
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
84° 38' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
177° 36' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.6333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -177.6
Elevation (see definition): 2240
Decision Year (see definition): 10/21/2008
Description (see definition): A rugged mountain range rising to 2240 meters between Kosco Glacier and Shackleton Glacier, Queen Maud Mountains, and extending north from Anderson Heights to Mount Speed on the west side of Ross Ice Shelf. The range was photographed from aircraft of the U.S. Antarctic Service expedition, 1939-41, and surveyed by A.P. Crary, leader of the U.S. Ross Ice Shelf Traverse, 1957-58. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2008) after Karl A. Erb who played a major role in guiding the U.S. Antarctic Program as both the NSF Senior Science Advisor in the mid 1990s and subsequently as Director of the Office of Polar Programs from 1998 until 2007 and beyond. During his tenure as the Senior Science Advisor, he helped to guide NSF through the process of justifying and then securing Congressional funding for the redevelopment of South Pole Station.
Date Created (see definition): 10/28/2008
Date Edited (see definition): No data