This page presents the geographical name data for Watts Needle 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): Watts Needle
Feature Class (see definition): Pillar
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16317
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 44' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
024° 59' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.7333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -24.9833333
Elevation (see definition): 1450
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A needle-shaped peak (1,450 m) at the SW end of the ridge E of Glen Glacier, 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 Whitehead Watts (1860-1947), British geologist who worked particularly on the Precambrian rocks of the English midlands; Professor of Geology, Imperial College, London, 1906-30.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data