This page presents the geographical name data for Pavie 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): Pavie Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11465
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 34' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 59' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.5666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.9833333
Elevation (see definition): 500
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): Isolated rocky ridge rising over 500 m, which extends S and W from Martin Glacier to Moraine Cove, and forms the SE limit of Bertrand Ice Piedmont, on the W coast of Graham Land. The name "Ile Pavie" was given in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot to an island, or possible cape, shown on the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) maps in 6827S, 6640W. From a position 15 mi SE of Jenny Island, Maurice Bongrain, French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) surveyor, made sketches of this feature which were labeled "Ile Pavie" and "Cap Pavie." This general area was surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, but the feature named by Charcot was not identified. Following further surveys by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948, Charcot's "Ile Pavie" was identified from Bongrain's sketches as the feature now named Red Rock Ridge. The name Red Rock Ridge is now too firmly established to alter. The name Pavie Ridge has therefore been approved for the isolated rocky ridge described above as forming the S limit of Bertrand Ice Piedmont, and whose position is not far removed from the original position indicated by Charcot. Named by Charcot, presumably for Auguste J.M. Pavie (1847-1925), French diplomat and explorer.
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