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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 17731

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 35' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
167° 16' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.5833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 167.2666667

Elevation (see definition): 2200

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000

Description (see definition): A broad N-S ridge, 4.5 mi long and 0.8 mi wide, on the S slopes of Mount Erebus, Ross Island. Completely ice covered, the ridge descends from c. 2200 m to 600 m, terminating 2.1 mi NW of Tyree Head. In association with the names of expedition ships grouped on this island, named after U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Glacier, an icebreaker which for three decades, 1955-56 to 1986-87, supported scientific activity in Antarctica and Ross Sea on virtually an annual basis. From 1955-56, Glacier operated as a US Navy ship. Along with other Navy icebreakers, Glacier was transferred to the US Coast Guard fleet, June 1966, from which "she" operated until decommissioned, June 1987.

Date Created (see definition): 05/19/2000

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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