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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16429

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 53' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
084° 18' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.8833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.3

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961

Description (see definition): Glacier about 7 mi long, draining S between Wilson and Marze Peaks at the S end of the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains. First mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1957-59. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Howard O. Wessbecher, a member of the winter party at McMurdo Sound, 1956, who was representative (assisting in logistical preparations) for the establishing of the South Pole Station.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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