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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11444

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 16' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
085° 25' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.2666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.4166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): A broad tributary glacier in the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains. It drains the E slope of the main ridge between Mounts Ostenso and Tyree and flows E to enter Ellen Glacier. First mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1957-59. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Sergeant Richard J. Patton, USAF, first ever to parachute land at the South Pole, Nov. 26, 1956. He gave valuable assistance on the ground in directing the air drops from Globemaster aircraft, used in transporting supplies to establish the South Pole Station.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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