This page presents the geographical name data for Crane 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): Crane Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3269
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 15' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.25
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952
Description (see definition): Narrow glacier which flows 30 mi in an ENE direction through a deep trough into Exasperation Inlet, on the E coast of Antarctic Peninsula. Sir Hubert Wilkins photographed this feature from the air in 1928 and gave it the name Crane Channel, after C.K. Crane of Los Angeles, reporting that it appeared to be a channel cutting in an E-W direction across the peninsula. The name was altered to Crane Inlet following explorations along the W coast of the peninsula in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), which proved that no through channel from the E coast existed as indicated by Wilkins. Comparison of Wilkins' photograph of this feature with those taken in 1947 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) shows that Wilkins' "Crane Channel" is this glacier, although it lies about 75 mi NE of the position originally reported by Wilkins.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data