This page presents the geographical name data for Hurricane 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): Hurricane Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17598
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 24' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
164° 12' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.4
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 164.2
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1999
Description (see definition): The eastern of two broad, mainly ice-free ridges that descend N from Mount Morning, Scott Coast, Victoria Land. Gandalf Ridge and Lake Discovery are located at the N end of this ridge. The name was suggested by geologist Anne C. Wright, Department of Geoscience, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, a member of the NMIMT field party that camped on the ridge in the 1985-86 season. The party's tent was blown to shreds by 100-knot winds, requiring evacuation of the party by helicopter. This ridge is renowned for consistently strong winds. Riviera Ridge, which is similar in appearance to this ridge, lies 4 mi to the west.
Date Created (see definition): 12/28/1999
Date Edited (see definition): No data