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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13450

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
85° 45' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
153° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.75

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -153

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966

Description (see definition): A major glacier, 120 mi long, originating on the polar plateau in the vicinity of D'Angelo Bluff and Mount Howe, and descending between Nilsen Plateau and the mountains of the Watson Escarpment to enter Ross Ice Shelf just W of Tapley Mountains. Discovered in December 1929 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) geological party under Laurence Gould. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Captain Robert F. Scott, Royal Navy (RN), leader of the British National Antarctic Expedition (BrNAE), 1901-04, and British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1910-13, who lost his life in March 1912 on the return journey from the South Pole, which he had reached on Jan. 18, 1912.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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