This page presents the geographical name data for Carruthers Cliff 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): Carruthers Cliff
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17493
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 11' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
058° 17' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.1833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -58.2833333
Elevation (see definition): 180
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1999
Description (see definition): Prominent sub-vertical rock cliffs forming the SSE flank of Vaureal Peak. The cliffs extend inland about 1,900-2,300 ft, rising to about 180 m above sea level. Fossilized wood and leaf remains were discovered near the base of these cliffs in 1996. Named for Robert George Carruthers (1880-1965), an English stratigrapher, invertebrate palaeontologist, and quaternary geologist with the British Geological Survey. He was the originator of the undermelt theory in which British glacial deposits resulted from a single glacial advance.
Date Created (see definition): 01/21/1999
Date Edited (see definition): No data