This page presents the geographical name data for Jamieson 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): Jamieson Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7468
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 27' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
025° 53' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.45
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -25.8833333
Elevation (see definition): 1200
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A narrow ridge 1 mi long, rising to c. 1,200 m at the SW end of the Herbert Mountains, Shackleton Range. Photographed from the air by the U.S. Navy, 1967, and surveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1968-71. In association with the names of glacial geologists grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 after Thomas F. Jamieson (1829-1913), Scottish geologist whose work on the ice-worn rocks of Scotland developed the true origin of glacial striae in 1862; originator of the theory of isostasy in 1865.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data