This page presents the geographical name data for Breakwind 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): Breakwind Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1878
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 09' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 50' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.15
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.8333333
Elevation (see definition): 860
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Prominent rocky ridge which is 2 mi long in a N-S direction and rises to 860 m, close SW of the head of Fortuna Bay on the N coast of South Georgia. The name Breakwind Range was probably applied by DI personnel who mapped Fortuna Bay in 1929-30. Following a resurvey by the South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, the descriptive term was altered to ridge, which is more suitable for this relatively small feature. The name suggests a beneficial function of this ridge in protecting anchorages at Fortuna Bay from violent southwest and westerly winds.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data