This page presents the geographical name data for Traffic Circle 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): Traffic Circle
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15466
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 37' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.6166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66
Elevation (see definition): 500
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A glacier-filled expanse 500 m high, situated south of Mount Ptolemy and medially on Antarctic Peninsula between Marguerite Bay and Mobiloil Inlet. Hub Nunatak rises from the center of the Traffic Circle. From this position, five glacial troughs radiate like the spokes of a wheel. One connects on the north with Gibbs Glacier and Neny Glacier, leading to Neny Fjord. Another connects on the west with Lammers Glacier and Windy Valley, leading to Mikkelsen Bay. A third, Cole Glacier, trends southwest along Godfrey Upland toward the Wordie Ice Shelf area. The fourth, Weyerhaeuser Glacier, trends southward toward Wakefield Highland and connects with glaciers leading westward to Wordie Ice Shelf. The fifth, Mercator Ice Piedmont, is nourished by the outflow from Weyerhaeuser, Cole and Gibbs Glaciers; it broadens as it descends eastward to the head of Mobiloil Inlet. Discovered in 1940 by members of the East Base party of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, who used this system of troughs in traveling across the upland, hence the name Traffic Circle.
Date Created (see definition): No data
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