This page presents the geographical name data for Ramsay Wedge 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): Ramsay Wedge
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12339
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 26' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
025° 43' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.4333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -25.7166667
Elevation (see definition): 1200
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A narrow rock spur, 2 mi long, with talus slopes rising to c. 1,200 m, located 2 mi SW of Mount Absalom in the SW portion of the Herbert Mountains, Shackleton Range. Photographed from the air by the U.S. Navy, 1967, and surveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1968-71. In association with the names of glacial geologists grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Sir Andrew C. Ramsay (1814-91), Scottish geologist who first recognized the glacial origin of rock basins in 1862; Director-General, Geological Survey of Great Britain, 1871-81.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data