This page presents the geographical name data for Williams Cliff 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): Williams Cliff
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16638
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 35' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 47' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.5833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 166.7833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964
Description (see definition): A prominent rock cliff that stands out from the ice-covered SW slopes of Mount Erebus, situated 6 mi E of Cape Barne on Ross Island. This rock cliff was mapped by the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE) under Scott, 1910-13, and identified simply as "Bold Cliff" on maps resulting from that expedition. It was named Williams Cliff by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1964 to commemorate Richard T. Williams, who lost his life when his tractor broke through the ice at McMurdo Sound in January 1956.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data