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Ridley Beach: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Ridley Beach 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): Ridley Beach

Feature Class (see definition): Beach

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12634

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 18' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
170° 13' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.3

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 170.2166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): A cuspate beach feature forming a triangle about 1 mi long on each side, lying 1 mi S of Cape Adare, on the W side of Adare Peninsula in northern Victoria Land. This was the camp site of the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1898-1900, under C.E. Borchgrevink. He gave the camp his mother's maiden name. The Northern Party, led by Campbell, of the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1910-13, disembarked here in 1911, and they gave the name to the entire beach. The beach is the site of an Adelie penguin rookery.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Ridley Beach in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ridley Beach should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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