This page presents the geographical name data for Shotton Snowfield 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): Shotton Snowfield
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13775
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
80° 35' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
023° 15' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -80.5833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -23.25
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A large snowfield between Herbert Mountains and Pioneers Escarpment on the N and Read Mountains on the S, in the Shackleton Range. The U.S. Navy obtained aerial photographs of the feature in 1967 and it was surveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1968-71. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC), 1971, in association with the names of glacial geologists grouped in this area, after Frederick W. Shotton (1906-90), British Quaternary geologist and Professor of Geology, University of Birmingham, 1949-74.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data