This page presents the geographical name data for Miers Bluff 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): Miers Bluff
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9950
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 43' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 27' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.7166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.45
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Bluff marking the S end of Hurd Peninsula which separates False and South Bays on the S coast of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Elephant Point (q.v.), given by Robert Fildes in 1820-22 to another feature, has been for a number of years applied in error to this bluff. It is now approved as originally intended and a new name has been substituted for the feature here described. Miers Bluff is named for John Miers (1789-1879), English engineer and botanist, who was responsible for the first published chart of the South Shetland Islands, based on the work of William Smith.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data