Name details

Siple Ridge

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 131650

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

A high (2,570 m) ridge, 3 mi long and 0.5 mi wide, being the more northern of two ridges that extend W from the Mount Feather block, in the Quartermain Mountains, Victoria Land. The narrow upper surface is capped by ice but rock is exposed at many points along abrupt cliffs. Named by US-ACAN in 1992 after Ruth J. Siple, widow of renowned Antarctican Paul A. Siple (Mount Siple, q.v.); Honorary President and active supporter of The Antarctican Society; Honored Guest at the dedication of the new U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station at the site on January 9, 1975.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
77° 56' 00.0" S
- 77.93333°
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Longitude:
160° 08' 00.0" E
160.13333°
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Altitude:
2570 m
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Map

Source

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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1992

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