This page presents the geographical name data for Cornwell Corner 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): Cornwell Corner
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17990
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 13' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
158° 59' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.2166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 158.9833333
Elevation (see definition): 800
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): An angular rock bluff (c.800 m) at the W end of Horney Bluff and the terminus of Merrick Glacier, where the glacial flow is forced E at an acute angle upon entering Byrd Glacier. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in association with Byrd Glacier (q.v.) after Captain Delbert S. Cornwell, USN, captain of the aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea in U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47, led by Admiral Byrd. The Philippine Sea carried six twin-engine Douglas R4D aircraft, which took off from the carrier deck and flew c.700 mi to Little America base, Ross Ice Shelf, from where exploratory and photographic flights were made.
Date Created (see definition): 11/14/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data