Ahlmann Ridge

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Ahlmann Ridge, also known as Ahlmannryggen, is a broad, mainly ice-covered ridge, about 110 km (70 mi) long, surmounted by scattered, low peaks. It rises between Schytt Glacier and Jutulstraumen Glacier and extends from Borg Massif northward to Fimbul Ice Shelf in Queen Maud Land. The area was first photographed from aircraft of the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–39) and peaks in this vicinity were roughly plotted. The Stein Nunataks and Witte Peaks, named by the German Antarctic Expedition, appear to coincide with the northeast part of the Ahlmann Ridge. The feature was mapped in detail from surveys and air photos by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE) (1949–1952) and air photos by the Norwegian expedition (1958–59). Named for Hans Wilhelmsson Ahlmann, chairman of the Swedish committee for the NBSAE.

Coordinates: 71°50′S 2°25′W / 71.833°S 2.417°W / -71.833; -2.417 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Ahlmann Ridge" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).