This page presents the geographical name data for Lapworth Cirque 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): Lapworth Cirque
Feature Class (see definition): Basin
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8502
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 44' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
023° 08' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.7333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -23.1333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A cirque to the W of Goldschmidt Cirque in the E portion of Read Mountains, Shackleton Range. Photographed from the air by the U.S. Navy, 1967. Surveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1968-71. In association with the names of geologists grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 after Charles Lapworth (1842-1920), British geologist who established the stratigraphic succession in S Scotland and who defined the Ordovician system; Professor of Geology and Physiography, Birmingham University, 1881-1913.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data