Vestal Ridge (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Vestal Ridge (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Ridge
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A steep rock ridge in southeast Beacon Valley, trending south-north for approximately 3.5km and rising to 2275m, forming the divide between Mullins Valley and Farnell Valley, in the Quartermain Mountains, Victoria Land. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MF07
Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1993 after J. Robie Vestal (1942-92), microbiologist at the University of Cincinnati, 1983-92, chairman of the advisory committee to the Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 1990-91. His research in Antarctica focused on adaptations of microbial ecosystems to the extreme environments.
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