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Savage Ridge, Antarctica

Located near the summit of Mount Morning in the TransAntarctic Mountains to the west of Ross Island, Savage Ridge and Weidner Ridge are named for two scientists from the University of Wisconsin who traveled to Antarctica repeatedly in the 1980's to assist in the deployment of Automatic Weather Stations around the Continent.



From the Geographic Names Information System

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Geographic Names Information System Query Results FEATURE NAME: SAVAGE RIDGE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Antarctic feature records have been selected from GNIS. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Feature Name: Savage Ridge Feature Type: ridge Latitude: 7829S Longitude: 16322E Description: Named after Michael L. Savage, Dept. of Meteorology, University of Wisconsin; along with Charles Stearns, developed the use of automatic weather stations in Antarctica during four field seasons, 1980-86 URL: http//mapping.usgs.gov:8888/gnis/owa/WebAnt.AntQuery Maintainer: gnis_manager@usgs.gov Last modified: 13FEB1996 rlb