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Wordie Ice Shelf: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding Wordie Ice Shelf 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 Wordie Ice Shelf should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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