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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12337

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 59' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
038° 18' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.9833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -38.3

Elevation (see definition): 23

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): Three barren rocks, the largest being 23 m high, lying 2.5 mi NW of Johannesen Point, Main Island, at the W extremity of South Georgia. The name "Laavebrua," a descriptive Norwegian term meaning literally "threshing floor bridge" or "barn bridge," was used for the largest rock by whalers and sealers at South Georgia. In Norwegian barns used for storing hay, there is a ramp up which the wagons are driven before tipping. "Laavebrua," which is not strictly translatable, is this ramp. The UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) recommended in 1954 that "Ramp Rock" be approved for the large rock, but in 1976 altered the name to Ramp Rocks to include the three rocks. The name Lavebrua Island is already approved for an island near Deception Island.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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