This page presents the geographical name data for Jones 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): Jones Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7641
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 32' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
094° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.5333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -94
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): An isolated group of mountains, trending generally E-W for 27 mi, situated on the Eights Coast, Ellsworth Land, c. 50 mi S of Dustin Island. The charts of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, show mountains in this approximate location and relationship to Dustin and Thurston Islands, indicating they were sighted in the flight from the ship Bear, Feb. 27, 1940. The mountains appear in distant air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, Dec. 30, 1946, and were observed from U.S. Navy (USN) aircraft by Edward Thiel and J. Campbell Craddock, Jan. 22, 1960. The naming was proposed by Thiel and Craddock after Dr. Thomas O. Jones (1908-93), American chemist; senior NSF official in charge of the U.S. Antarctic Research Program, 1958-78; Director, Division of Enviornmental Science, NSF, 1965-69; Deputy Assistant Director for National and International Programs, NSF, 1969-78.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data