This page presents the geographical name data for Schoonmaker 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): Schoonmaker Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18067
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
79° 39' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
158° 50' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -79.65
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 158.8333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): A jagged ridge, 4.5 mi long, that runs E from the S part of Reeves Plateau, Cook Mountains. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after remote sensing scientist James W. (Bill) Schoonmaker, Jr., topographic engineer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). He spent three austral summers in Antarctica, 1972-76, with geodetic work at South Pole, Byrd Station, Antarctic Peninsula, Ellsworth Mountains and Ross Ice Shelf, where he determined the precise location of geophysical sites established during the Ross Ice Shelf Project, 1973-74 field season.
Date Created (see definition): 11/27/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data