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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 649

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 44' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 57' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.7333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.95

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953

Description (see definition): Glacier 9 mi long, which flows ESE from Mount Thompson to the NW side of Lehrke Inlet, on the E coast of Palmer Land. The glacier was photographed from the air in December 1940 by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), and was probably seen by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) ground survey party which explored this coast. A joint party consisting of members of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) and the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted the glacier in 1947. Named by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) for L. Ashton, carpenter with the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) at the Port Lockroy and Hope Bay bases in 1944-45 and 1945-46, respectively.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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