This page presents the geographical name data for Giggenbach 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): Giggenbach Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17843
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 28' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
168° 20' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.4666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 168.3333333
Elevation (see definition): 2400
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): A N-S chain of summits, 5 mi long, located to the W and NW of Mount Terror on Ross Island. The ridge rises to c.2400 m W of Mount Terror, but descends to 1320 m at the N end. At the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2000) after Werner F. Giggenbach (d.), Chemistry Division, DSIR, who worked in the NZAP at Mount Erebus in four field seasons during the 1970s. He rappelled into the Inner Crater of Mount Erebus in 1978, but had to be pulled out when an eruption showered him and colleagues on the crater rim with volcanic bombs; one of the leading volcanic gas geochemists of the period.
Date Created (see definition): 10/25/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data