This page presents the geographical name data for Drygalski Ice Tongue 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): Drygalski Ice Tongue
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4108
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 24' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 30' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75.4
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): A glacier tongue that is the prominent seaward extension of the David Glacier into the Ross Sea. It ranges from 9 to 15 mi wide and is over 30 mi long. Captain R.F. Scott, leader of the British National Antarctic Expedition (BrNAE), discovered this feature in January 1902 and named it for Prof. Erich von Drygalski, a contemporary German explorer then in Antarctica. This feature became well established by the name Drygalski Ice Tongue prior to initiation of systematic application of common specific names to a glacier and its glacier tongue. Although this feature is a glacier tongue, the generic term ice tongue has been retained in the name to reduce ambiguity.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data