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.
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