This page presents the geographical name data for Mercer 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): Mercer Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9870
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
84° 50' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
113° 45' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.8333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -113.75
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A prominent, partly ice-free ridge that forms the SW end of Mount Schopf in Ohio Range, Horlick Mountains. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after John H. Mercer (1922-87), glacial geologist, a member of the Ohio State University expedition to the Horlick Mountains in 1960-61. He returned to work in the Horlick Mountains, 1964-65, and later worked in the Antarctic, Alaska, Greenland, Argetina, Chile, and Peru; with the Institute of Polar Studies (now Byrd Research Center), Ohio State University, 1966-87.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data