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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1294

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 09' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 43' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.15

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.7166667

Elevation (see definition): 580

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): A ridge on the N coast of South Georgia, running W from Tonsberg Point and rising to c. 580 m at the W end. The ridge partly occupies the peninsula between Stromness Harbor and Husvik Harbor. Named in 1991 by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Captain Soren Berntsen (1880-1940), Norwegian whaler who established Husvik whaling station for Tonsberg Hvalfangeri and became its first manager in 1910; later Master of Steamship (SS) Orwell, a whaling factory ship.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Berntsen Ridge 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 Berntsen Ridge should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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