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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16528

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 45' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
140° 50' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75.75

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -140.8333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970

Description (see definition): A broad westward flowing tributary glacier which joins the Land Glacier on the N side of Mount McCoy in Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for General Thomas D. White, USAF, Chief of Staff and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1957-61, who participated in the planning and organizational stages of Operation Deep Freeze in an administrative capacity and in matters relating to aircraft. Application of the name was proposed by Admiral Richard E. Byrd.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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