This page presents the geographical name data for Astrolabe 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): Astrolabe Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 674
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 45' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
139° 55' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.75
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 139.9166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): Glacier 4 mi wide and 10 mi long, flowing NNE from the continental ice and terminating at the coast in a prominent tongue at the E side of Geologie Archipelago. Probably first sighted in 1840 by the French expedition under Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville, although no glaciers were noted on d'Urville's chart of this coast. Photographed from the air by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in January 1947. It was charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1949-51, and named after d'Urville's flagship, the Astrolabe.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data