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Zapol Glacier: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding Zapol Glacier 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 Zapol Glacier should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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