Name details

Nelson Cliffs

Nelson Cliffs (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Nelson Cliffs  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 135313

Feature type: Cliff

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

Vertical cliffs, approx. 350 m high, north side of Lomas Ridge, extending c. 8 km east-west between 5 km north of Jefford Point and Tortoise Hill, James Ross Island. Contains important geological features used to correlate geological sections between Hamilton Point and Jefford Point and assign eruptive environments to the geological units. Named after Dr Philip H.H. Nelson (b.1938), BAS geologist 1959-1965, who carried out the first geological survey of the James Ross Island Volcanic Group. Nelson spent 325 days in the field in the 1960-61 season, and travelled 2,250 miles.

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Location

Latitude:
64° 20' 00.0" S
- 64.33333°
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Longitude:
57° 35' 30.0" W
- 57.59167°
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Altitude:
350 m
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Map

Source

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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
15-Nov-1906

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