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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10692

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 25' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
071° 05' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.4166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.0833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961

Description (see definition): Snowfield, 22 mi long and 8 mi wide, bounded by the Rouen Mountains and Elgar Uplands to the E and Lassus Mountains to the W, in the N part of Alexander Island. First seen from the air and roughly mapped by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) in 1937. Mapped in detail from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Named by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) for Dr. Robert L. Nichols, head of the Department of Geology, Tufts University, and senior scientist of the Ronne expedition.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Nichols Snowfield 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 Nichols Snowfield should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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