This page presents the geographical name data for Tombaugh 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): Tombaugh Cliffs
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15373
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 05' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 18' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.0833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.3
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): Ice-free cliffs which stand at the N side of the mouth of Pluto Glacier and face George VI Sound, on the E side of Alexander Island. Photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48; surveyed by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1948-50. The naming by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) continues the astronomy related or celestial theme displayed in the toponymy of this area. Clyde W. Tombaugh, American astronomer at Lowell Observatory, discovered the planet Pluto in 1930.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data