This page presents the geographical name data for Chapman Snowfield 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): Chapman Snowfield
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18264
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
81° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
157° 20' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -81.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 157.3333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2003
Description (see definition): A large snowfield lying W of the central ridge in Churchill Mountains, bounded to the N by Elder Peak and the massif surmounted by Mount Wharton, to the S by Sosa Icefalls and the head of Starshot Glacier, and to the W by Wallabies Nunataks and All-Blacks Nunataks. Named after William H. Chapman, topographic engineer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), leader of the 1961-62 Topo North-Topo South survey of mountains W of Ross Sea from Cape Roget, Adare Peninsula, to Otway Massif at the head of Beardmore Glacier, a traverse totalling 1570 miles. This first helicopter-supported traverse with EDM electronic-distant-measuring instruments resulted in the establishment of ground control making possible the mapping of a 100,000-square-mile area of the Transantarctic Mountains.
Date Created (see definition): 01/28/2003
Date Edited (see definition): No data