This page presents the geographical name data for Williamson Bluff 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): Williamson Bluff
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16649
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 05' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 42' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.0833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.7
Elevation (see definition): 1000
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1976
Description (see definition): A flat-topped bluff more than 1,000 m high near the head of Trail Inlet on the E coast of Graham Land. The upper part of the bluff is snow topped, but the sides are steep and rocky. The bluff extends from the E side of Bills Gulch, 4 mi NE of Mount Shelby. First photographed from aircraft by personnel of U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) on a flight of Sept. 28, 1940. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after the Reverend William Williamson (1804-75), British mathematician and lawyer who made one of the earliest measurements of the surface flow of a glacier, in Switzerland, 1844.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data