Flood Range

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The Flood Range (76°03′S 134°30′W) is an Antarctic range of large snow-covered mountains extending in an E-W direction for about 96 km (60 mi) and forming a right angle with the southern end of the Ames Range in Westarctica.

Discovery and name

It was discovered by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition in 1934 from a great distance. Reconnaissance flights by the USAS (1939–41) explored the range. The principle mountain was named "Mount Hal Flood" by Byrd for his uncle, the Hon. Henry D. Flood, U.S. Representative from Virginia. The name was subsequently transferred from the mountain to the entire range. "Mount Hal Flood" is now known officially as Mount Berlin.

Features

The most prominent features in the Flood Rage are: