Name details

Sanson Ridge

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

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

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139288

Feature type: Ridge

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

A distinctive ridge starting at the head of Kennar Valley, spot height 2259m, descending generally north-easterly for approximately 7km to contour height 1800m, then generally easterly for approximately 4km to the summit of Finger Mountain, then generally south-easterly for approximately 4km to spot height 1146m. The ridge follows Turnabout Valley and Turnabout Glacier to the south and overlooks Taylor Glacier to the north. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MF07; USGS Reconnaissance ST57-60/5 – Taylor Glacier.

Named For

Lou Sanson was associated with Antarctica since 1981 - first as a Field Assistant for 5 months during the 1981/1982 season and since July 2002-July 2013 as Chief Executive of Antarctica New Zealand. During this time he has made a significant contribution to New Zealand science leadership in Antarctica, New Zealand’s geo-political interests in Antarctica and international collaboration and leadership.

Location

Latitude:
77° 44' 33.9" S
-77.74276°
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Longitude:
160° 32' 14.4" E
160.53734°
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Altitude:
1767 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
LINZ AntTopo50 series
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
1:50000
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
LINZ
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Position also checked against REMA 8m mosaic tile 18_35. Height at position of reference point.

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
3-Oct-2013

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