This page presents the geographical name data for Eros 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): Eros Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4576
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 18' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 20' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.3
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.3333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): Glacier on the E coast of Alexander Island, 7 mi long and 2 mi wide at its mouth, flowing SE from Planet Heights into George VI Sound immediately N of Fossil Bluff. Probably first seen on Nov. 23, 1935, by Lincoln Ellsworth, who flew directly over the glacier and obtained photos of features N and S of it. The mouth of the glacier was observed and positioned by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) in 1936 and the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948 and 1949. The glacier was mapped in detail from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after the minor planet Eros in association with nearby Pluto and Uranus Glaciers.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data