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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12664

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 20' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
157° 39' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.3333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 157.65

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967

Description (see definition): A mountain 9 mi S of Archer Point on the E side of Matusevich Glacier. On Jan. 16, 1840, Lieutenant-Commandant Cadwalader Ringgold on the Porpoise, one of the ships of the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) (1838-42) under Wilkes, sighted a large dark mountain in this direction. It was named Ringgold's Knoll on the chart by Wilkes. In 1959 Phillip Law of Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) made an investigation of features in the area. It was not possible to identify the feature sighted by Ringgold, but this mountain is in proper relationship to nearby Reynolds Peak and Eld Peak as indicated on Wilkes' chart. It was selected by Law of Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) to perpetuate Wilkes' naming.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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