This page presents the geographical name data for Strauss 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): Strauss Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14685
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
139° 40' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -139.6666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): A glacier, 40 mi long, flowing between the Ickes Mountains and Coulter Heights to enter the sea at the E side of Land Bay, Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. The naming was proposed to Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) by Admiral Richard E. Byrd. Named for Lewis Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1953-58, longtime friend and advisor to Admiral Byrd who recommended that the Antarctic be used to demonstrate peaceful employment of atomic energy.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data