This page presents the geographical name data for Fletcher Ice Rise 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): Fletcher Ice Rise
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5029
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
081° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -81
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A large ice rise, 100 mi long and 40 mi wide, at the southwest side of Ronne Ice Shelf. The feature is completely ice covered and rises between Rutford Ice Stream and Carlson Inlet. The ice rise was observed, photographed and roughly sketched by Lieutenant Ronald F. Carlson, U.S. Navy (USN), in the course of a C-130 aircraft flight of Dec. 14-15, 1961 from McMurdo Sound to this vicinity and return. Mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from Landsat imagery taken 1973-74. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Joseph O. Fletcher, director of the Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 1971-74.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data