This page presents the geographical name data for Rotz 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): Rotz Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12948
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 17' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 43' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.2833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.7166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A tributary glacier 9 mi long and 2 mi wide. It flows W from Wakefield Highland, central Antarctic Peninsula, into Airy Glacier at a point due S of Mount Timosthenes. Photographed by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) on Nov. 27, 1947 (Trimetrogon air photography). Surveyed by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in Dec. 1958 and Nov. 1960. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Jean Rotz, 16th century French chartmaker and writer on the principles of navigation, who designed an elaborate magnetic compass and became hydrographer to King Henry VIII in 1542.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data