This page presents the geographical name data for Dater 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): Dater Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3541
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 17' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
084° 35' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.2833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.5833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): A steep valley glacier, 24 mi long and from 1 to 3 mi wide, flowing NE in a sinuous course from the E slopes of Vinson Massif to Rutford Ice Stream which borders the E flank of the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains. At the lower end the Dater Glacier coalesces with the terminus of the Ellen Glacier, the two emerging from the Sentinel Range as one stream just N of Flowers Hills. Discovered by U.S. Navy (USN) Squadron VX-6 on photographic flights of Dec. 14-15, 1959, and mapped from these photographs by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Henry M. Dater, (Mount Dater, q.v.), historian on the staff of the U.S. Antarctic Projects Officer and the U.S. Naval Support Force Antarctica.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data