This page presents the geographical name data for Taylor Ledge 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): Taylor Ledge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18887
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
085° 57' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.95
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 11/01/2006
Description (see definition): A notable flat-topped ridge displaying abrupt cliffs N and S, situated between Boyce Ridge and Mount Shinn on the W slope of Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains. The upper surface of the feature is ice covered and relatively level except for 3400-meter Knutzen Peak on the N edge. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2006) after Thomas N. and Edith L. Taylor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, husband and wife U.S. Antarctic Project (USAP) researchers of plant fossils in the central Transantarctic Mountains, 1980s-2004.
Date Created (see definition): 08/07/2007
Date Edited (see definition): No data