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Vestal Ridge: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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