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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10875

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 40' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 18' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.6666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.3

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A large glacier, one of the major sources of the Fry Glacier, in the Convoy Range, Victoria Land. The glacier drains the W part of Flight Deck Neve and flows N between Elkhorn Ridge and Sunker Nunataks to Fry Glacier. A lobe of the glacier flows W a short distance into the mouth of Greenville Valley. Named by the New Zealand Northern Survey Party (1956-57) of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE) after the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Northwind, an icebreaker in the main American convoy into McMurdo Sound that season.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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