This page presents the geographical name data for Cannonball 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): Cannonball Cliffs
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2377
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 47' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 15' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.7833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.25
Elevation (see definition): 500
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1975
Description (see definition): Cliffs at the S side of the terminus of Neptune Glacier on the E side of Alexander Island. The feature consists of two east-west ridges about 500 m high, joined by a narrow north-south ridge. The feature was mapped from trimetrogon air photography taken by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, and from survey by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1948-50. The name was applied by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for the sandstone in the area, which contains numerous spherical, brown concretions known as "cannon-ball" concretions.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data