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Jones Mountains: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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

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

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