This page presents the geographical name data for Masquerade 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): Masquerade Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9525
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
83° 04' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
164° 40' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -83.0666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 164.6666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1972
Description (see definition): Prominent rock ridge, 5 mi long, located 16 mi N of Clark Peak on the E side of Robb Glacier. Rocks were collected here by John Gunner and John Splettstoesser in December 1969. The name was suggested by Gunner because the ridge is pictured on the cover of the Feb. 7, 1970 issue of Saturday Review, in which an article about the 1969-70 Ohio State University Geological Expedition to the general area appears. The ridge on the photograph was evidently confused with Coalsack Bluff, and the individual in the foreground of the photograph is not David Elliot, as the caption states.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data