This page presents the geographical name data for Zapol Glacier 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): Zapol Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18893
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 35' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
085° 51' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.5833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.85
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 11/01/2006
Description (see definition): A steep valley glacier descending the W slope of Vinson Massif between Tulaczyk Glacier and Donnellan Glacier in the Sentinel Range. The glacier flows westward into Nimitz Glacier. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2006) after Dr. Warren M. Zapol, Department of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, whose long-term research near McMurdo Station on diving physiology of Weddell seals (begun mid 1970s) was part of a larger effort to understand how gas is handled in mammals as part of a search to understand SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Date Created (see definition): 08/07/2007
Date Edited (see definition): No data