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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15480

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 26' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 49' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.4333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.8166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Glacier on the E coast of Alexander Island, 8 mi long and 2 mi wide, which flows E to George VI Sound along the N side of Block Mountain and Tilt Rock. First photographed from the air on Nov. 23, 1935, by Lincoln Ellsworth and mapped from these photos by W.L.G. Joerg. Surveyed in 1949 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), and so named by them because this glacier marks the transition between igneous rocks to the north and sedimentary rocks to the south.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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