This page presents the geographical name data for Amundsen 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): Amundsen Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 376
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
85° 35' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
159° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -85.5833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -159
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): A major glacier, about 4 to 6 mi wide and 80 mi long, originating on the polar plateau where it drains the area to the S and W of Nilsen Plateau, and descending through the Queen Maud Mountains to enter the Ross Ice Shelf just W of MacDonald Nunataks. Discovered by R. Admiral Byrd on the South Pole flight in November 1929. The name was proposed for Roald Amundsen by Laurence Gould, leader of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) geological party which sledged past the mouth of the glacier in December 1929.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data