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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 823

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 02' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 36' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75.0333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162.6

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Glacier about 2 mi long, draining E along the N side of Mount Crummer to the Ross Sea. The Magnetic Pole Party, led by T.W.E. David, of the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1907-09, ascended this glacier from the Ross Sea, then continued the ascent via Larsen Glacier to the plateau of Victoria Land. So named by David's party because of the circuitous route to get to Larsen Glacier.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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