Ohio Range

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Ohio Range is located in Antarctica
Ohio Range
Ohio Range
Ohio Range in Antarctica

The Ohio Range (84°45′S 114°00′W / 84.750°S 114.000°W / -84.750; -114.000) is a mountain range in the Transantarctic Mountains of Antarctica. It is about 48 km (30 mi) long and 16 km (10 mi) wide, extending WSW-ENE from Eldridge Peak to Mirsky Ledge. The range forms the northeast end of the Horlick Mountains and consists primarily of a large snow-topped plateau with steep northern cliffs and several flat-topped ridges and mountains. The highest point is the summit of Mount Schopf (2990 m).[1]

The range was surveyed in 1958-59 by the USARP Horlick Mountains Traverse, and was investigated in 1960-61 and 1961-62 by geologists of the Institute of Polar Studies of The Ohio State University, for which the range is named.[1]

The central part of the range is occupied by the Buckeye Table, a plateau, 12 mi long and 2 to 5 mi wide. The feature is a high level snow surface with precipitous northern cliffs; the plateau surface merges gradually with the inland ice to the south. The name, a nickname of the state of Ohio and Ohio State University, was proposed by William H. Chapman, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) surveyor in these mountains in the 1958-59 season. Ohio State University and its Institute of Polar Studies initiated a program of geological investigation in the Ohio Range and the Horlick Mountains beginning in the 1960-61 season.[2]


Features[edit]

This range includes the following geographic features:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ohio Range". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2004-11-03.
  2. ^ "Buckeye Table". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  3. ^ "Bennett Nunataks". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  4. ^ "Discovery Ridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  5. ^ "Eldridge Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  6. ^ "Mount Glossopteris". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  7. ^ "Museum Ledge". geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Iversen Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
  9. ^ a b "Mirsky Ledge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  10. ^ "Quartz Pebble Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2006-08-23.
  11. ^ "Mount Schopf". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2010-06-10.