This page presents the geographical name data for Christensen 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): Christensen Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2760
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 52' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.8666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957
Description (see definition): Glacier 4 mi long, flowing S into the E part of Newark Bay on the S coast of South Georgia. Surveyed by the South Georgia Survey (SGS) in the period 1951-57. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Chr. Fred. Christensen, Norwegian naval architect who, in cooperation with the shipowner H.G. Melsom, first solved the practical problems of building a slipway on a whale factory ship by converting the Lancing in 1925; he also made important improvements in the machinery for treatment and extraction of whale products.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data