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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2598

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 02' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 28' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.0333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.4666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957

Description (see definition): A glacier, 0.8 mi wide, flowing into the E part of Corinthian Bay, 1 mi E of Baudissin Glacier, on the N side of Heard Island. The glacier appears to have been first charted by the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE) under Drygalski, 1901-03, who portrayed a single large glacier flowing into Corinthian Bay. In 1948 the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) determined that more than one glacier discharges into Corinthian Bay. The Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) applied the name Challenger Glacier to the easternmost of these glacier's to commemorate the work of the British Challenger expedition, 1873-76.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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