This page presents the geographical name data for Thiel Mountains 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): Thiel Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15183
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
85° 15' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
091° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.25
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -91
Elevation (see definition): 2810
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): Isolated, mainly snow-capped mountains, 45 mi long, located roughly between the Horlick Mountains and the Pensacola Mountains and extending from Moulton Escarpment on the west to Nolan Pillar on the east. Major components include Ford Massif (2,810 m), Bermel Escarpment and a group of eastern peaks near Nolan Pillar. Observed and first positioned by the U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) Horlick Mountains Traverse Party, 1958-59. Surveyed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Thiel Mountains parties of 1960-61 and 1961-62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Edward C. Thiel, traverse seismologist at Ellsworth Station and the Pensacola Mountains in 1957. In December 1959, he made airlifted geophysical observations along the 88th meridian West, including work near these mountains. Thiel perished with four others in the crash of a P2V Neptune aircraft soon after take-off from Wilkes Station, Nov. 9, 1961.
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