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