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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9406

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 15' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
167° 30' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.25

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 167.5

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964

Description (see definition): A major glacier over 60 mi long, descending SE from the plateau of Victoria Land, between Mountaineer Range and Malta Plateau, and terminating at Lady Newnes Bay, Ross Sea, where it forms a floating glacier tongue. Its lower reaches and entrance to its valley were reconnoitered in December 1958 by Captain John Cadwalader, U.S. Navy (USN), and two members of New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), in a flight from the icebreakers USS Glacier and USS Staten Island which were lying close off the S end of Coulman Island, in an attempt to land expedition members on the mainland. Named by New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1958-59, as a tribute to the work of mariners in Antarctic research and exploration.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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