This page presents the geographical name data for Hermes 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): Hermes Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6696
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 59' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 15' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.9833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.25
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A glacier 8 mi long, flowing W into Weyerhaeuser Glacier in northern Graham Land. Surveyed in Jan. 1960 by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) who discovered the glacier after several fruitless attempts to find a route out of the mountains east of Earnshaw Glacier. It provided an ideal "road" back to known country and was therefore named after Hermes, the god of roads in Greek mythology. This name by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) initiated the idea of naming other features in this area after Greek gods.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data