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Nansen Ice Sheet: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Nansen Ice Sheet 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): Nansen Ice Sheet

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10481

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 53' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 10' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.8833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.1666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1950

Description (see definition): An ice shelf, about 30 mi long and 10 mi wide, nourished by the Priestley and Reeves Glaciers and abutting the N side of Drygalski Ice Tongue, along the coast of Victoria Land. This feature was explored by the South Magnetic Polar Party of the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1907-09, and by the Northern Party of the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1910-13. Frank Debenham, geologist with the latter expedition, applied the name "Nansen Sheet" as the feature is adjacent to Mount Nansen, the dominating summit in the area.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Nansen Ice Sheet in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nansen Ice Sheet should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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