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