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