This page presents the geographical name data for Beche Blade 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): Beche Blade
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1147
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 43' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
024° 19' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.7166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -24.3166667
Elevation (see definition): 1600
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A sharp-crested ridge rising to 1,600 m between Murchison Cirque and Arkell Cirque on the S side of Read 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 geologists grouped in this area, named in 1971 by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Sir Henry Thomas de la Beche (1796-1855), English geologist, first Director-General, Geological Survey of Great Britain (later Institute of Geological Sciences), 1835-55.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data