This page presents the geographical name data for Tharp Ice Rise 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): Tharp Ice Rise
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15171
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 25' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 54' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.4166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.9
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): An ice rise, c. 1.3 mi long, located at the ice front (1966) of Larsen Ice Shelf, 15 mi E of Cape Fanning, Merz Peninsula, Black Coast. The ice rise was mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from U.S. Navy aerial photographs taken 1966-69. In association with the names of Antarctic oceanographers grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1977 after Marie Tharp, American marine geologist and oceanographer of Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, New York.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data