This page presents the geographical name data for Gibbs 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): Gibbs Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5651
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 28' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.4666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A glacier, 15 mi long, flowing SE into the N part of Mercator Ice Piedmont on the E side of Antarctic Peninsula. This feature together with Neny Glacier, which flows NW, occupy a transverse depression between Mercator Ice Piedmont and Neny Fjord on the W side of Antarctic Peninsula. Gibbs Glacier was photographed from the air and first mapped by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, and Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Peter M. Gibbs of Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), surveyor at Horseshoe Island, 1957, and leader at Stonington Island, 1958, who was responsible (with P. Forster) for the first ground survey of the glacier.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data