This page presents the geographical name data for Nicol Crags 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): Nicol Crags
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 10700
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 44' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
024° 05' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.7333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -24.0833333
Elevation (see definition): 1300
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): Rock crags rising to c. 1,300 m to the S of Arkell Cirque in the Read Mountains, Shackleton Range. Photographed from the air by the U.S. Navy, 1967, and surveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1968-71. In association with the names of geologists grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 after William Nicol (c. 1768-1851), Scottish natural philosopher who devised the Nicol prism and the preparation of thin rock sections, thus contributing to the techniques of microscopy.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data