This page presents the geographical name data for Hughes 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): Hughes Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 19268
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 21' 20" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
167° 41' 11" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.3555556
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 167.6863889
Elevation (see definition): 2420
Decision Year (see definition): 10/20/2009
Description (see definition): A ridge, 3.5 miles long, running northeast-southwest and rising to 2420 meters on the east side of Lawson Glacier in Cartographers Range, Victoria Land. Named by US-ACAN (2009) after Dwight Sturtevant Hughes, Senior Software Engineer and Technical Team Leader in support of U.S. Geological Survey’s Geographic Names Information System, 1993-2009; responsible for complete redesign and reprogramming of GNIS and integration with geospatial information technology, 1997, allowing efficient maintenance, public access and display of the Antarctic name database through the Internet.
Date Created (see definition): 03/05/2010
Date Edited (see definition): No data