Mount Adam, Falkland Islands


Mount Adam, Falkland Islands
Mount Adam
Mount Adam is located in Falkland Islands
Mount Adam
West Falkland, Falkland Islands, south Atlantic Ocean
Elevation 700 m (2,297 ft) [citation needed]
Location
Range Hill Cove Mountains
Coordinates 51°34′S 60°04′W / 51.567°S 60.067°W / -51.567; -60.067Coordinates: 51°34′S 60°04′W / 51.567°S 60.067°W / -51.567; -60.067

Mount Adam (Spanish: "Monte Independencia/Monte Beaufort") is a mountain on West Falkland, part of the Hill Cove Mountains range. It is the highest mountain on West Falkland and is one of the highest in the islands.[1] It has the remains of glacial cirques on it, and is of similar height to Mount Usborne on East Falkland. Its summit is at 700 metres (2,300 ft) [2]

As one of the highest mountains of the Falklands, it experienced some glaciation. The handful of mountains over 2,000 feet (610 m) have:

"pronounced corries with small glacial lakes at the their bases, morainic ridges deposited below the corries suggest that the glaciers and ice domes were confined to areas of maximum elevation with other parts of the islands experiencing a periglacial climate" [3]

References

  • Stonehouse, B (ed.) Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans (2002, ISBN 0 471 9866 58)



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