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Eros Glacier: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding Eros Glacier in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Eros Glacier should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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