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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13746

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 05' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
038° 45' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.0833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 38.75

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): A large glacier entering Havsbotn, the bay that forms the head of Lutzow-Holm Bay. The area occupied by this feature was first mapped as a bay and named Instefjorden (the innermost fjord) by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. Surveys by Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE), 1957-62, revealed the large glacier in this position which they named after Lieutenant Nobu Shirase, leader of the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1911-12.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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