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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13882

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 56' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
160° 08' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.9333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 160.1333333

Elevation (see definition): 2570

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1992

Description (see definition): A high (2,570 m) ridge, 3 mi long and 0.5 mi wide, being the more northern of two ridges that extend W from the Mount Feather block, in the Quartermain Mountains, Victoria Land. The narrow upper surface is capped by ice but rock is exposed at many points along abrupt cliffs. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1992 after Ruth J. Siple, widow of renowned Antarctican Paul A. Siple (Mount Siple, q.v.); Honorary President and active supporter of The Antarctican Society; Honored Guest at the dedication of the new U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station at the site on January 9, 1975.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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