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Compton Glacier: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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

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

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