This page presents the geographical name data for Watson Escarpment 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): Watson Escarpment
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16307
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
145° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -145
Elevation (see definition): 3550
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): A major escarpment in the Queen Maud Mountains, trending northward along the east margin of Scott Glacier, then eastward to Reedy Glacier where it turns southward along the glacier's west side. Somewhat arcuate, the escarpment is nearly 100 mi long, rises 3,550 m above sea level, and 1,000 to 1,500 m above the adjacent terrain. The north-central part of the escarpment was observed from a vantage point on Supporting Party Mountain and was partially mapped in December 1929 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) geological party under Laurence Gould. The escarpment was more closely observed in December 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) geological party under Quin Blackburn, and was named by Byrd for Thomas J. Watson, American business executive, a patron of this expedition. The escarpment was mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1960-64.
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