This page presents the geographical name data for Leppard 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): Leppard Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8737
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 58' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.9666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): A large valley glacier draining E into Scar Inlet, to the N of Ishmael Peak, on the E coast of Graham Land. First seen from the air and photographed in part by Sir Hubert Wilkins on Dec. 20, 1928. The glacier was surveyed by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1955. It is now clear that, on the photographic evidence of his outward flight, Wilkins gave the name "Crane Channel" to this glacier, and that on his return flight he photographed what is now accepted as Crane Glacier (q.v.), perhaps thinking that it was the same feature. Since Crane Glacier has been retained for the northern of these glaciers photographed by Wilkins, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) has named this feature for Norman A.G. Leppard, assistant surveyor with Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), who surveyed this area in 1955.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data