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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6095

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 52' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 55' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.8666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.9166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Broad glacier descending SE between steep rock walls to the NW part of Hilton Inlet, on the E coast of Palmer Land. Discovered by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in a flight down this glacier from East Base on Dec. 30, 1940. Named for Ernest H. Gruening, Director of the Division of Territories and Island Possessions, U.S. Department of the Interior, during the inception of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), and member of the Executive Committee by which the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) was directed, later U.S. Senator from Alaska.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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