This page presents the geographical name data for Airy 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): Airy Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 157
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 13' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 20' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.2166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A glacier 20 mi long and 6 mi wide, flowing W to the NE portion of Forster Ice Piedmont, near the W coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. First roughly surveyed by British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1936-37; photographed from the air by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947; and surveyed by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1958. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Sir George Biddell Airy, British Astronomer Royal (1835-81), who in 1839 introduced a method of correcting magnetic compasses for deviation.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data