Sentinel Range

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This article is about the mountain range in Antarctica. For the range in the northern Canadian Rockies see Sentinel Range (Canada).
Sentinel Range
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Sentinel Range
Highest point
Peak Mount Vinson
Elevation 4,892 m (16,050 ft)
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Dimensions
Length 185 km (115 mi) NNW-SSE
Width 48 km (30 mi)
Geography
Location of Sentinel Range in Western Antarctica
Location of Sentinel Range in Western Antarctica
Continent Antarctica
State/Province Ellsworth Land
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Parent range Ellsworth Mountains
Borders on Heritage Range

The Sentinel Range is a major mountain range situated northward of Minnesota Glacier and forming the northern half of the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica. The range trends NNW-SSE for about 185 km (115 mi) and is 24 to 48 km (15 to 30 mi) wide. Many peaks rise over 4,000 m (13,100 ft) and Vinson Massif (4892 m) in the southern part of the range is the highest elevation on the continent.[1][2]

Sentinel Range comprises a main ridge (featuring Vinson Massif in its southern portion) and a number of distinct heights, ridges and mountains on its east side, including (south to north) Petvar Heights, Doyran Heights, Veregava Ridge, Flowers Hills, Sullivan Heights, Barnes Ridge, Maglenik Heights, Probuda Ridge, Bangey Heights, Sostra Heights and Gromshin Heights. It is separated from Bastien Range to the southwest by Nimitz Glacier, and from Heritage Range to the south by lower Minnesota Glacier.

The range was first sighted and photographed from the air on November 23, 1935, by Lincoln Ellsworth who in naming it recognised its prominent position as a landmark on an otherwise featureless ice surface. The range was first visited and partially surveyed in January 1958 by the Marie Byrd Land Traverse party, led by Charles R. Bentley. The entire range was mapped by USGS from aerial photography taken by the U.S. Navy, 1958-61.[1][2]

Central and southern Sentinel Range, USGS map.
Northern Sentinel Range, USGS map.


Mountains and peaks


Mountain Metres Feet Coordinates
Mount Vinson 4,892 16,050 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Tyree 4,852 15,919 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Clinch Peak 4,841 15,883 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Corbet Peak 4,822 15,820 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Schoening Peak 4,743 15,561 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Hollister Peak 4,729 15,515 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Príncipe de Asturias Peak 4,680 15,354 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Shinn 4,660 15,289 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Fukushima Peak 4,634 15,203 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Marts Peak 4,551 14,931 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Branscomb Peak 4,520 14,829 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Opalchenie Peak 4,500 14,764 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Rutford 4,477 14,688 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Craddock 4,368 14,331 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Anderson 4,254 13,957 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Bentley 4,245 13,927 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Ostenso 4,180 13,714 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Peak 4111 4,160 13,648 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Giovinetto 4,090 13,419 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Evans Peak 3,950 12,959 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Goldthwait 3,815 12,516 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Davis 3,800 12,467 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Press 3,760 12,336 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Viets 3,600 11,811 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Todd 3,600 11,811 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Dalrymple 3,600 11,811 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Hale 3,595 11,795 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Tuck 3,560 11,680 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Slaughter 3,444 11,299 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Knutzen Peak 3,373 11,066 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Eyer Peak 3,368 11,050 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Atkinson 3,300 10,827 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Allen 3,248 10,656 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Alf 3,200 10,499 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Waldron 3,100 10,171 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Milton 3,000 9,843 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Vanand Peak 3,000 9,843 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

Maps

  • Vinson Massif. Scale 1:250 000 topographic map. Reston, Virginia: US Geological Survey, 1988.
  • Newcomer Glacier. Scale 1:250 000 topographic map. Reston, Virginia: US Geological Survey, 1962.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sentinel Range". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2004-11-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sentinel Range. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer.

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