This page presents the geographical name data for Swann 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): Swann Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14897
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 53' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 48' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.8833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.8
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): Broad glacier of undetermined length flowing E into Wright Inlet to the N of Mount Tricorn, on the E coast of Palmer Land. The glacier was discovered and photographed from the air in December 1940 by members of East Base of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS). During 1947 it was photographed from the air by members of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), under Ronne, who in conjunction with the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted it from the ground. Named by Ronne for W.F.G. Swann, Director of the Barthol Research Foundation of Franklin Institute at Swarthmore, PA, a contributor to the expedition.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data