Rainbow Ridge (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Rainbow Ridge (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Ridge (2d)
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:
A small ridge which forms a distinct western rim to the large crater-like depression high in the central part of Brown Peninsula, in Victoria Land. Given this geologically descriptive name by the NZ-APC, it arose from investigations by the N.Z. Geological Survey and the Victoria University Expedition in 1964-65. The top of the ridge has been planed off by subsequent glaciation and the resultant surface exposes two basalt "pipes" (Nubian Formation) within the trachyte. These have altered the trachyte at their margins to various shades of brown, hence the name of the ridge.
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