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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13219

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 27' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 12' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.45

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.2

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Rock cliffs at the N edge of the ice cap which covers the central part of Snow Hill Island, James Ross Island group. First seen and surveyed by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04, under Nordenskjold. They gave the name "Mittelnunatak," presumably because of their position near the middle of the north coast of the island. Following survey by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1952, it was reported that the term "cliffs" is more suitable than "nunatak" for this feature. Since the word "Middle" has been accepted in several other Antarctic names, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) recommended an entirely new and more distinctive name be approved. Sanctuary Cliffs is descriptive of the aspect of these cliffs which face into the sun and provide shelter from the prevailing southwesterly winds.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Sanctuary 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 Sanctuary Cliffs should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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