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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15218

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 27' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
146° 05' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.45

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -146.0833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970

Description (see definition): A rock ridge, 2 mi long and trending N-S on the S shore of Block Bay, 3.5 mi NW of Mount Iphigene, in Marie Byrd Land. The feature was photographed and mapped by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, led by Byrd. The naming was proposed by Admiral Byrd for Gershom J. Thompson, eminent doctor and professor at the Mayo Clinic, who advised on medical questions relating to the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions, 1928-30 and 1933-35, and made financial contributions to them.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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