This page presents the geographical name data for Vestal 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): Vestal Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15992
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 53' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
160° 38' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.8833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 160.6333333
Elevation (see definition): 2240
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1993
Description (see definition): A steep rock ridge in SE Beacon Valley, rising to 2,240 m and forming the divide between Mullins Valley and Farnell Valley, in the Quartermain Mountains, Victoria Land. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1993 after J. Robie Vestal (1942-92), microbiologist at the University of Cincinnati, 1983-92; chairman of the advisory committee to the Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 1990-91. His research in Antarctica focused on adaptations of microbial ecosystems to the extreme environments.
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