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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15210

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
110° 07' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 110.1166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1958

Description (see definition): The largest and northeasternmost of the Balaena Islands, situated about 0.5 mi from the coast of Antarctica and 15 mi NE of the Windmill Islands. The island consists of two rocky knolls separated by a low saddle of snow (it may actually be two islands connected by ice). This feature was first photographed from aircraft of U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump in February 1947, and was mapped from that photography by Gardner Blodgett in 1955. It was visited by a party of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) on Jan. 19, 1956, and named for Richard Thompson, Administrative Officer, Antarctic Division, Melbourne, who was second-in-command for several years of Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) relief expeditions to Heard Island, Macquarie Island and Mawson Station.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Thompson Island 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 Thompson Island should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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