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Watts Needle: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



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


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