This page presents the geographical name data for Ruth 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): Ruth Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13084
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 39' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 48' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.65
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.8
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952
Description (see definition): Black, rocky ridge 1.5 mi long in a N-S direction, terminating at its S end in a small peak. The ridge forms the S end of Detroit Plateau and marks a change in the direction of the plateau escarpment along the E coast of Graham Land where it turns W to form the N wall of Drygalski Glacier. Dr. Otto Nordenskjold, leader of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04, gave the name Cape Ruth, in honor of his sister, to what appeared to be a cape at the N side of Drygalski Glacier. The feature was determined to be a ridge in 1947 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS).
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data