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