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