This page presents the geographical name data for Watson Valley 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): Watson Valley
Feature Class (see definition): Valley
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 19158
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 14' 30" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 34' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.2416667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.5666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/15/2008
Description (see definition): A valley E of Mount Lewis in Saint Johns Range, Victoria Land. The valley, which opens southward to Victoria Upper Glacier, is ice free except for a small glacier at the head wall. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2007) after HM2 Donald E. Watson, U.S. Navy (USN) (Seabees), who at the time was Medical Assistant and member of the construction crew which built the original Little America V Station and the original Byrd Station in the 1955-57 pre-IGY period. He was the medical person on the oversnow Byrd Traverse to Byrd Station, 1956.
Date Created (see definition): 01/21/2008
Date Edited (see definition): No data