This page presents the geographical name data for Benson 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): Benson Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1243
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 49' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 12' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.8166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162.2
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A glacier c. 12 mi long, draining the E part of Flight Deck Neve and continuing E between the Fry and Mackay Glaciers into the N part of Granite Harbor where it forms a floating tongue. Mapped in 1957 by the New Zealand Northern Survey Party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE) (1956-58), and indicated as a somewhat longer glacier including the present Midship Glacier (q.v.). Named by the party after W.N. Benson, formerly professor of geology at the University of Otago, New Zealand, whose publications include a major contribution to the petrology of Victoria Land.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data