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Dismal Ridge: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



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


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