Gavlen Ridge

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Gavlen Ridge (72°39′S 0°27′E / 72.650°S 0.450°E / -72.650; 0.450Coordinates: 72°39′S 0°27′E / 72.650°S 0.450°E / -72.650; 0.450) is a ridge forming the southern extremity of the Roots Heights, in the southern part of the Sverdrup Mountains in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. It was photographed from the air by the Third German Antarctic Expedition, which took place in 1938–39. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos by the Norwegian–British–Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1949–52) and from air photos by the Norwegian expedition (1958–59) and named Gavlen (the gable).[1]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Gavlen Ridge" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).