This page presents the geographical name data for Compton 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): Compton Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3009
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 03' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 37' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.05
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.6166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957
Description (see definition): A glacier, 3 mi long, flowing NE from the lower slopes of Big Ben to the NE side of Heard Island between Gilchrist and Fairchild Beaches. The lower reaches of this glacier were charted and named "Morgan's Iceberg" on an 1860 sketch map compiled by Captain H.C. Chester, American sealer operating in the area during this period. The feature was surveyed in 1948 by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), who applied the name Compton Glacier for G.S. Compton, assistant surveyor with the expedition.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data