Archimedes Ridge

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

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

History
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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