This page presents the geographical name data for Cassidy 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): Cassidy Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2501
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 46' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
160° 09' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.7666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 160.15
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1992
Description (see definition): A glacier 7 mi long and 2 mi wide, flowing NE into upper Taylor Glacier between Depot Nunatak and the NW end of Quartermain Mountains, in Victoria Land. The descriptive names "South-West Arm" and "South Arm" were applied to this glacier and to the part of Ferrar Glacier S of Knobhead, respectively, by the British National Antarctic Expedition (BrNAE), 1901-04. Subsequent mapping has shown that the glacier described here is part of the Taylor Glacier system. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1992 after William A. Cassidy, Department of Geology and Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh, who in 13 field seasons, 1976-90, led U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) teams in the investigation and collection of Antarctic meteorites from diverse sites through Victoria Land and southward to Lewis Cliff, adjacent to Queen Alexandra Range.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data