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Sore Thumb: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Sore Thumb 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): Sore Thumb

Feature Class (see definition): Pillar

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14210

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 40' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 06' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.6666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.1

Elevation (see definition): 1400

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1993

Description (see definition): A notable rock spire (c. 1,400 m) which rises 50 m above a crest of Elkhorn Ridge, to the E of Topside Glacier, in Convoy Range, Victoria Land. Though not the highest point on the ridge, the spire stands out "like a sore thumb" and is an excellent reference point. The approved name is a shortened form of "Sore Thumb Stack," which had been suggested by New Zealand geologist Christopher J. Burgess during a visit to the area in the 1976-77 season.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Sore Thumb in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sore Thumb should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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