This page presents the geographical name data for Abbot Ice Shelf 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): Abbot Ice Shelf
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 45' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
096° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.75
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -96
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1968
Description (see definition): An ice shelf 250 mi long and 40 mi wide, bordering Eights Coast from Cape Waite to Phrogner Point. Thurston Island lies along the N edge of the W half of this ice shelf; other sizable islands (Sherman, Carpenter, Dustin, Johnson, McNamara, Farwell and Dendtler) lie partly or wholly within it. The ice shelf was sighted by members of U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in flights from the ship Bear, in February 1940, and its W portion was delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47. The full extent was mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from U.S. Navy (USN) air photos of 1966. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for R. Admiral J. Lloyd Abbot, Jr., Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, February 1967 to June 1969.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data