This page presents the geographical name data for Marchant 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): Marchant Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9374
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 06' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 03' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.1
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162.05
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): Glacier, about 7 mi long, which drains the slopes of Rampart Ridge between Mount Bishop and Mount Potter and flows NW to the vicinity of Mount Bockheim, in the Royal Society Range, Victoria Land. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1994 after David R. Marchant, glacial geologist, University of Maine; Boston University, from 1995; in connection with Antarctic field work since 1985, discovered and used volcanic ashes to infer paleoclimate change and geologic stabilty in the McMurdo Dry Valleys and map the glacial history of the East Antarctic ice sheet.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data