This page presents the geographical name data for Kirwan Escarpment 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): Kirwan Escarpment
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8000
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 25' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
003° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.4166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -3.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A prominent northwest-facing escarpment which lies S of the Penck Trough in Queen Maud Land. The escarpment is featured by moderate-height cliffs and prominent rock spurs interspersed with glaciers and steep ice slopes and trends NE-SW for about 90 miles. At least the northern end of this feature (Neumayer Cliffs) was included in the aerial photography of the general area by the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE) (1938-39), but the maps resulting from that expedition do not portray the escarpment properly. The escarpment was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos (1958-59) and named for Laurence P. Kirwan, Director of the Royal Geographical Society.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data