Name details

Vestal Ridge

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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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139543

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.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

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 For

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.

Location

Latitude:
77° 53' 27.4" S
-77.89096°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
160° 37' 37.3" E
160.62704°
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Altitude:
2137 m
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

Height at reference point

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
26-Mar-1993

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