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Casey Glacier: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Casey 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): Casey Glacier

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2495

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 50' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.8333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Glacier 6 mi wide, flowing E into Casey Inlet on the E coast of Palmer Land. Discovered by Sir Hubert Wilkins on an aerial flight of Dec. 20, 1928. Wilkins believed the feature to be a channel cutting completely across Antarctic Peninsula, naming it Casey Channel after Rt. Hon. Richard G. Casey. Correlation of aerial photographs taken by Lincoln Ellsworth in 1935 and preliminary reports of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, led W.L.G. Joerg to interpret this glacier to be what Wilkins named Casey Channel. This interpretation is borne out by the results of subsequent exploration by members of the East Base of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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