This page presents the geographical name data for Waitabit Cliffs 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): Waitabit Cliffs
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16179
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 31' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 14' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.5166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.2333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): A line of sedimentary cliffs on the E coast of Alexander Island which faces E onto George VI Sound and extends 3 mi N from the mouth of Mercury Glacier. Probably first seen by Lincoln Ellsworth, who flew directly over it and photographed segments of this coast on Nov. 23, 1935. First roughly surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE). Resurveyed in 1949 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), at which time the rock strata were independently examined by members of the party at two different points, an important investigation causing the delay which gave rise to the name.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data