This page presents the geographical name data for Rainbow 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): Rainbow Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12310
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 06' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
165° 24' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.1
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 165.4
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): A small ridge which forms a distinct western rim to the large crater-like depression high in the central part of Brown Peninsula, in Victoria Land. Given this geologically descriptive name by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC), it arose from investigations by the New Zealand Geological Survey and the Victoria University Expedition in 1964-65. The top of the ridge has been planed off by subsequent glaciation and the resultant surface exposes two basalt "pipes" (Nubian Formation) within the trachyte. These have altered the trachyte at their margins to various shades of brown, hence the name of the ridge.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data