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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14815

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 38' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
045° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.6333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -45.5

Elevation (see definition): 60

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Glacier, 3 mi long and 2 mi wide, flowing S into Iceberg Bay on the S coast of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. It is the largest glacier on the S side of Coronation Island and terminates in ice cliffs up to 60 m high. Surveyed in 1948-49 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and so named by them because, when all else was in shadow, small gaps in the clouds above frequently allowed patches of sunshine to appear on the surface of this glacier.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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