This page presents the geographical name data for Briggs 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): Briggs Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1940
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 10' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
037° 08' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.1666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -37.1333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Glacier between Mount Worsley and The Trident in central South Georgia, flowing NW into Murray Snowfield. Charted as a glacier flowing into the head of Possession Bay by Lieutenant Commander J.M. Chaplin, Royal Navy (RN), in 1929, and named for Able Seaman A.C. Briggs, one of the crew of the Discovery in 1925-27 and a member of Chaplin's survey party in 1928-30. During the South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1955-56, the complicated area of glaciers and snowfields S of Possession Bay was for the first time surveyed in detail, and Briggs Glacier was located.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data