This page presents the geographical name data for Chevreul 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): Chevreul Cliffs
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2721
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 32' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
020° 36' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.5333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -20.6
Elevation (see definition): 1500
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): Cliffs rising to c. 1,500 m to the E of Mount Dewar in Pioneers Escarpment, Shackleton Range. Photographed from the air by the U.S. Navy, 1967. Surveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1968-71. In association with the names of pioneers of polar life and travel grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Michel Eugene Chevreul (1786-1889), French chemist whose research on the nature of fats in 1823 led to the invention of stearine candles, used subsequently by polar explorers.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data