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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 17597

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 21' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
164° 07' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.35

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 164.1166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1999

Description (see definition): A volcanic ridge at the NW end of Hurricane Ridge, to the N of Mount Morning on Scott Coast. Gandalf is a whimsical name put forward by geologist Philip R. Kyle, Institute of Polar Studies, The Ohio State University, who examined the ridge in December 1977. The discovery of very hard volcanic rock at this ridge led to the naming: Gandalf, after a crusty character (a wizard) in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Date Created (see definition): 12/28/1999

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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