This page presents the geographical name data for Reeves Bluffs in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Reeves Bluffs
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12466
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
79° 36' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
158° 40' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -79.6
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 158.6666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): A line of east-facing rock bluffs, 8 mi long, situated 15 mi W of Cape Murray in the Cook Mountains. Discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (BrNAE) (1901-04) under Captain Robert F. Scott, who gave the name "Mount Reeves," after Edward A. Reeves, Map Curator to the Royal Geographical Society, to a summit along this bluff. The bluff was mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography (1959-63). Since a prominent mountain does not rise from the bluffs, and because the name Mount Reeves is in use elsewhere in Antarctica, the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (1965) recommended that the original name be amended and that the entire line of bluffs be designated as Reeves Bluffs.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data