This page presents the geographical name data for Veststraumen 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): Veststraumen Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16014
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 15' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
015° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.25
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -15
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): Glacier about 45 mi long draining west along the south end of Kraul Mountains into Riiser-Larsen Ice Shelf. The glacier was seen in the course of a U.S. Navy LC-130 plane flight over the coast, Nov. 5, 1967, and was plotted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from photographs obtained at that time. In 1969, Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) gave the name "Endurance Glacier" to this feature (in remembrance of the ill-fated voyage of the Endurance in this part of Weddell Sea in 1915), but that naming was rescinded because UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) gave the identical name to a small glacier on Elephant Island. The descriptive name "Veststraumen" (the west stream) appears on a 1972 Norsk Polarinstitutt map.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data