This page presents the geographical name data for Dismal 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): Dismal Ridge
Feature Class (see definition): Ridge
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3901
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 17' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 48' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.2833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162.8
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1973
Description (see definition): A forked ridge leading N and E from the Mount Kempe-Mount Huggins saddle. It is bounded on the N and W by the Radian and Glimpse Glaciers, and on the S by Kempe Glacier. The two forks enclose the Glee Glacier and descend to Roaring Valley. The ridge was so named by the Victoria University's Antarctic Expeditions (VUWAE), 1960-61, because of the persistently dismal weather conditions encountered while they were mapping in January 1961, and also because of difficulties encountered in establishing a high food camp on this ridge by helicopter, again owing to the weather.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data