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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2224

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 05' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 53' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.0833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.8833333

Elevation (see definition): 1305

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Rocky ridge with a number of ice-covered summits, the highest 1,305 m, forming the N wall of Northeast Glacier on the W coast of Graham Land. First surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill. Resurveyed in 1946-48 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and named for Dr. Arthur R.C. Butson, Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) medical officer at Stonington Island, who in July 1947 rescued a member of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) from a crevasse in Northeast Glacier.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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