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Reeves Bluffs: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding Reeves Bluffs in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Reeves Bluffs should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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