Archimedes Ridge


Archimedes Ridge a ridge in Alaska

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  • Location: 69 ° 10' 36" N, 161 ° 4' 43" W
  • Borough: North Slope
  • Elevation: 1,529 ft / 466 m
  • Description

    extends between Kokolik and Utukok Rivers, Arctic Slope. 30 miles long.

    So named by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) geologists in 1947 because the ridge "gives the impression on vertical photographs of an Archimedes screw owing to the effect of snow and shadows" (Chapman and Sable, 1960, p. 52).

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