Information About

Archimedes Ridge

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Archimedes Ridge on The Map

Location

69 ° 10' 36" N,
161 ° 4' 43" W

Region

North Slope

Elevation

1529 ft (466.04 m)

Uses

Archimedes Ridge in Detail.

About

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).

Places Near Archimedes Ridge
Ridges:

Archimedes Ridge,

Streams:

Seismo Creek,