Atlantic Club Ridge


Atlantic Club Ridge

The Atlantic Club Ridge (Vrah Atlanticheski Klub 'vr&h a-tlan-'ti-che-ski 'klub) is a ridge rising to 161 m in Eastern Livingston Island, Antarctica. To the west the ridge surmounts the South Bay coast north of Johnsons Dock, to the south it is bounded by the lower course of the two km long Contell Glacier, to the east by the foot of the Balkan Snowfield sloping up towards Krum Rock and to the northwest by Sea Lion Tarn. The ridge is snow-free in the summer months.

The ridge's steep northern slopes are linked with Hesperides Hill by a saddle of 52 m elevation. The higher rocky ground on the Atlantic Club Ridge, as well as on the hills surmounting Bulgarian Beach, is noted for its abundant bushy-grown lichens, while moss and Antarctic hair-grass ("Deschampsia antarctica") communities thrive on the guano-enriched soil on top of larger rocks at the seaward hill feet.

In commemoration of the co-organizers of the 1993-94, 1994-95, and 1995-96 Bulgarian Antarctic campaigns the name Atlantic Club was originally applied in 1994 to the neighbouring glacier but, due to priority of the existing Spanish name (Glaciar Contell), the name was subsequently transferred to the present feature.

Location

The feature is 600 m long and 350 m wide, trending east by northeast to west by southwest, and is located at coord|62|38|56|S|60|21|54|W which is 810 m southeast of Hespérides Point, 950 m southwest of Sinemorets Hill and 1.28 km northwest of the highest point of Charrúa Ridge (333 m).

The ridge was mapped in detail by the Spanish Servicio Geográfico del Ejército in 1991.

ee also

* List of Bulgarian toponyms in Antarctica
* Antarctic Place-names Commission

External links

* [http://www3.pnra.it/SCAR_GAZE SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer] .
* [http://www.mfa.government.bg/uploads/imgs/Livingston/livingston.jpgReference Map]


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