Name details

Riviera Ridge

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 130814

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.

Narrative

This name has been included as an ACAN proposal even though it was apparently applied in about 1977 by Anne Wright (now Grassham) who worked on the ridge with P.M. Kyle. The name alludes to the warm sunny conditions experienced on the ridge in contrast to the storm conditions previously experienced on nearby "Hurricane Ridge" (an unofficial name also employed at the time by Wright). A map of this area exhibiting the two names appears in a paper by Kyle and Wright in the American Geophysical Union Research Series, v. 48, p. 124.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
78° 24' 00.0" S
- 78.40000°
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Longitude:
163° 42' 00.0" E
163.70000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1995

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