This page presents the geographical name data for Mercator Ice Piedmont 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): Mercator Ice Piedmont
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9867
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 37' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.6166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A gently-sloping ice piedmont at the head of Mobiloil Inlet, formed by the confluence of the Gibbs, Lammers, Cole and Weyerhaeuser Glaciers in eastern Graham Land. The feature was first photographed from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth in Nov. 1935, and was plotted from these photos by W.L.G. Joerg as the lower end of a "major valley depression" along the coast. First seen from the ground by F. Ronne and C.R. Eklund of U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, which also obtained air photos. Surveyed by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in Dec. 1958. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Gerardus Mercator (1512-94), Flemish mathematician and geographer, originator of the map projection which bears his name, 1568.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data