This page presents the geographical name data for Uranus 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): Uranus Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15795
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 24' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 20' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.4
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.3333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): Glacier on the E coast of Alexander Island, 20 mi long and 6 mi wide at its mouth, flowing E into George VI Sound immediately S of Fossil Bluff Probably first seen by Lincoln Ellsworth who flew directly over it and photographed segments of this coast on Nov. 23, 1935. The portion near the mouth of the glacier was first roughly surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE). Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for the planet Uranus following resurvey of its lower portions by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948 and 1949. The entire glacier was mapped from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data