This page presents the geographical name data for Balch 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): Balch Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 886
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 50' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 48' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.8333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.8
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960
Description (see definition): Glacier 9 mi long, on the E coast of Graham Land, flowing SE into Mill Inlet, to the S of Gould Glacier. First surveyed by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1946-47, and named East Balch Glacier. With West Balch Glacier it was reported to fill a transverse depression across Graham Land, but further survey in 1957 showed that there is no close topographical alignment between the two. The name Balch, for Edwin S. Balch, American Antarctic historian, has been limited to this glacier and an entirely new name (Drummond Glacier q.v.) approved for the west glacier.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data