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