This page presents the geographical name data for Kaminuma 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): Kaminuma Bluff
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17881
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 36' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
168° 57' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.6
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 168.95
Elevation (see definition): 200
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): A bold ice-covered bluff that rises to over 200 m near the shore in SE Ross Island. The bluff is midway between Cape Mackay and Cape Crozier. At the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2000) after Katsutada Kaminuma, National Institute of Polar Research, Japan, who was a founding member of the International Mount Erebus Seismic Study (IMESS), 1980-81 through 1986. This was a joint project with the United States, Japan, and New Zealand. Kaminuma was the lead Japanese member and continued to work in Antarctica and on Mount Erebus for many years.
Date Created (see definition): 10/27/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data