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Eureka Glacier: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Eureka 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): Eureka Glacier

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4647

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 44' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 45' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.7333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.75

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Broad, gently sloping glacier, 18 mi long and 17 mi wide at its mouth, which flows westward from the W side of Palmer Land into George VI Sound. It is bounded on its N side by the nunataks S of Mount Edgell, on its S side by the Traverse Mountains and Terminus Nunatak, and at its head Prospect Glacier provides a route to Wordie Ice Shelf. First surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill and resurveyed in 1948 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). The name expresses triumph of discovery and arose because the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) sledge party found their way to George VI Sound via this glacier in 1936.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Eureka 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 Eureka Glacier should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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