This page presents the geographical name data for Palais Bluff 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): Palais Bluff
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17904
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 19' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 33' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.3166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 166.55
Elevation (see definition): 400
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): An ice-free coastal bluff rising to over 400 m between the terminus of Shearwater Glacier and Quaternary Icefall in NW Ross Island. The bluff overlooks Wohlschlag Bay. At the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2000) after Julie Palais, Program Manager for Glaciology, Office of Polar Programs, NSF. As a Ph.D. student at Ohio State University, collected snow samples and short ice core on Ross Island to examine the volcanic record. She has made many trips to Antarctica.
Date Created (see definition): 10/31/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data