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Balch Glacier: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



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


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