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