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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5559

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 44' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
169° 36' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.7333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 169.6

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): A massive mountain ridge, 20 mi long and 6 mi wide, forming the divide between Dugdale Glacier and Murray Glacier in the Admiralty Mountains of Victoria Land. First charted by the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1898-1900, under C.E. Borchgrevink, who named the high land between these glaciers Geikie Land, after Sir Archibald Geikie (Geikie Glacier and Geikie Inlet, q.v.). The generic "Land" has been changed to "Ridge," since it was not appropriate for so small a feature, but Borchgrevink's intent in naming the whole mass has been respected.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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