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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5720

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 50' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
099° 25' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.8333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -99.4166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1968

Description (see definition): An open embayment about 22 mi wide, indenting the N coast of Thurston Island between Hughes and Noville Peninsulas. First delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in December 1946. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for the icebreaker USS Glacier the first ship ever to make its way to this coastal area, in February 1960.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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