This page presents the geographical name data for Mercer Ice Stream 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): Mercer Ice Stream
Feature Class (see definition): Stream
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17767
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
84° 50' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
145° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.8333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -145
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2003
Description (see definition): An ice stream flowing W to Gould Coast to the S of Whillans Ice Stream. It is the southern most of several major ice streams draining from Marie Byrd Land into the Ross Ice Shelf. The ice streams were investigated and mapped by U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) personnel in a number of field seasons from 1983-84 and named Ice Stream A, B, C, etc., according to their position from south to north. The name was changed by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 2002 to honor John H. Mercer (1922-87), Quaternary geologist, Institute of Polar Studies (now Byrd Polar Research Center), Ohio State University, who mapped the moraines above Reedy Glacier and in Ohio Range at the head of Horlick Ice Stream, the major tributaries to Mercer Ice Stream.
Date Created (see definition): 05/22/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data