This page presents the geographical name data for Zittel 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): Zittel Cliffs
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16954
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 40' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
025° 59' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.6666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -25.9833333
Elevation (see definition): 1400
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): Cliffs rising to c. 1,400 m in the NW part of Du Toit Nunataks, Read Mountains, Shackleton Range. The feature was surveyed by the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE), 1957, photographed from the air by the U.S. Navy, 1967, and further surveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1968-71. In association with the names of geologists grouped in this area, named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 after Karl Alfred von Zittel (1839-1904), German paleontologist who specialized in the study of fossil sponges.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data