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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7840

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 10' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 35' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.1666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.5833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A line of steep-sided elevations with ice-covered cliffs 5 mi long. Located on the N side of Airy Glacier near its junction with Forster Ice Piedmont on the W side of Antarctic Peninsula. Roughly surveyed by British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) in 1936-37. Photographed from the air by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) in 1947. Surveyed from the ground, from the SW only, by members of Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), Dec. 1958. Completely mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 1974. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for William Thomson, First Baron Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer who made substantial improvements in the design of magnetic compasses, 1873-78, and invented the Kelvin sounding machine in 1878.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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