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