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