This page presents the geographical name data for Whirlwind Glaciers 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): Whirlwind Glaciers
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16510
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 24' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 32' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.4
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.5333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952
Description (see definition): Four prominent converging glaciers which flow into the W side of Whirlwind Inlet on the E coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered by Sir Hubert Wilkins on his flight of Dec. 20, 1928, the glaciers were so named because their relative position was suggestive of the radial cylinders of his Wright Whirlwind engine. The Whirlwind Glaciers, comprising Flint, Demorest, Matthes, and Chamberlin Glaciers, were photographed from the air by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940; charted by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data