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Roaring Cliffs: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Roaring Cliffs 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): Roaring Cliffs

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12697

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 23' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
159° 24' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86.3833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -159.4

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): The high and precipitous rock cliffs just northward of Kutschin Peak on the west side of Nilsen Plateau, Queen Maud Mountains. The name was proposed by William Long, geologist with a U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) field party that visited the area in the 1963-64 season. The name is descriptive of the sound made by the wind here; standing in the quiet, windless valley below, a roaring noise like an approaching train can be heard high up on the cliffs.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Roaring Cliffs in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Roaring Cliffs should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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