This page presents the geographical name data for Echelmeyer 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): Echelmeyer Ice Stream
Feature Class (see definition): Stream
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17772
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
79° 10' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
150° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -79.1666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -150
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2003
Description (see definition): An ice stream flowing W to Shirase Coast to the N of MacAyeal Ice Stream. It is one 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 Keith A. Echelmeyer, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, who studied the flow of Marie Byrd Land ice streams, 1992-93 and 1994-95, as well as fast flow of surging glaciers in Alaska and Greenland.
Date Created (see definition): 05/22/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data