Name details

Nichols Ridge

Nichols Ridge (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Nichols Ridge  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 129391

Feature type: Ridge (2d)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A rock ridge between Denton Glacier and Decker Glacier in E Asgard Range, Victoria Land. The feature descends from heights N of Mount Newall to the snout of Wright Lower Glacier at the E end of Wright Valley. Named by US-ACAN (1997) after Robert L. Nichols (Nichols Snowfield), one of the first American scientists to do geologic research in Wright Valley. In 1958, he found pecten deposits near the middle of the valley that greatly heightened research to determine the origin of the deposits and the glacial history of Wright Valley. This ridge is in proximity to Meserve, Hart, Goodspeed, and Denton Glaciers, named after four young geologists who worked in this area under Nichols in the 1958-59 field season.

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Location

Latitude:
77° 28' 00.0" S
- 77.46667°
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Longitude:
162° 44' 00.0" E
162.73333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1997

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