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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13908

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
84° 49' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 15' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.8166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.25

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1972

Description (see definition): A ridge on the SE side of Mount Augusta in Queen Alexandra Range. It trends SE for 2 mi to Beardmore Glacier. This area was first sighted by Shackleton's Southern Journey Party in 1908. The ridge is the site of the only known (1971) Permian peat deposit of Gondwanaland, discovered here by James M. Schopf of the Ohio State University Geological Expedition, 1969-70. Named for Lieutenant Gerhard E. Skaar, U.S. Navy (USN), who piloted the helicopter that took Schopf to the locality and subsequent discovery.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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