This page presents the geographical name data for Adams 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): Adams Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 66
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 50' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
109° 40' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.8333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 109.6666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960
Description (see definition): A broad channel glacier, over 20 mi long, debouching into the head of Vincennes Bay, just E of Hatch Islands. First mapped (1955) by G.D. Blodgett from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1947). Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States. Adams was instrumental while later serving as U.S. representative from Massachusetts in gaining congressional authorization of the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) (1838-42) under Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, and perpetuating the compilation and publication of the large number of scientific reports based on the work of this expedition.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data