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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 17404

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 28' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 44' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.4666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162.7333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1997

Description (see definition): A rock ridge between Denton Glacier and Decker Glacier in E Asgard Range, Victoria Land. The feature descends from heights N of Mount Newall to the snout of Wright Lower Glacier at the E end of Wright Valley. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (1997) after Robert L. Nichols (Nichols Snowfield), one of the first American scientists to do geologic research in Wright Valley. In 1958, he found pecten deposits near the middle of the valley that greatly heightened research to determine the origin of the deposits and the glacial history of Wright Valley. This ridge is in proximity to Meserve, Hart, Goodspeed, and Denton Glaciers, named after four young geologists who worked in this area under Nichols in the 1958-59 field season.

Date Created (see definition): 09/23/1998

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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