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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3125

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 35' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 25' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.5833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.4166667

Elevation (see definition): 100

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): A ridge trending N-S, transverse to the axis of Taylor Valley, Victoria Land, forming a divide 100 m above sea level between Lake Fryxell and Explorers Cove, McMurdo Sound. A large number of solitary fossil corals have been found here by New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) - U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) teams in the course of joint geological studies of the area. The name was suggested by Donald P. Elston, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a research team member who worked at the ridge in the 1979-80 and 1980-81 seasons.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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