This page presents the geographical name data for Nimitz Glacier 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): Nimitz Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 10735
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 55' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
085° 10' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.9166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.1666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): A glacier about 40 mi long and 5 mi wide, draining the area about 10 mi W of the Vinson Massif and flowing SE between the Sentinel Range and Bastien Range to enter Minnesota Glacier, in the central Ellsworth Mountains. Discovered by U.S. Navy (USN) Squadron VX-6 on photographic flights of Dec. 14-15, 1959, and mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from these photos. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, who as Chief of Naval Operations at the time of Operation Highjump, 1947-48, made possible that unprecedentedly large and complex Antarctic expedition.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data