This page presents the geographical name data for Niggli Nunataks 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): Niggli Nunataks
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 10710
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 38' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
023° 20' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.6333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -23.3333333
Elevation (see definition): 1470
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A group of nunataks 6 mi NNE of Mount Wegener, rising to 1,470 m near the E end of the Read Mountains, 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 geologists grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 after Paul Niggli (1888-1953), Swiss geologist who introduced the cataloguing of magma types by molecular or Niggli values; Professor of Geology, University of Zurich.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data