This page presents the geographical name data for Wordie Ice Shelf 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): Wordie Ice Shelf
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16787
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 15' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 45' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.25
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.75
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953
Description (see definition): A confluent glacier projecting as an ice shelf into the SE part of Marguerite Bay between Cape Berteaux and Mount Edgell, along the W coast of Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, 1934-37, who named this feature for James M. Wordie, Honorary Secretary (later President) of the Royal Geographical Society, member of the Discovery Committee, and chairman of the Scott Polar Research Institute. He also had been geologist and Chief of the Scientific Staff of the British expedition, 1914-16, under Shackleton.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data