This page presents the geographical name data for Erickson Bluffs 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): Erickson Bluffs
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4569
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 02' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
136° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75.0333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -136.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1974
Description (see definition): A series of conspicuous rock bluffs extending from Gilbert Bluff to Mount Sinha, forming the SW edge of McDonald Heights, near the coast of Marie Byrd Land. A portion of the bluffs were photographed from aircraft of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41. They were mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Albert W. Erickson, leader of a biology party that made population studies of seals, whales, and birds in the pack ice of the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas using U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Southwind and its two helicopters, 1971-72.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data