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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9874

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 34' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 14' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.5666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.2333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Glacier on the E coast of Alexander Island, 5 mi long and 2 mi wide, flowing E into George VI Sound between Waitabit Cliffs and Keystone Cliffs. Probably first seen by Lincoln Ellsworth, who flew near it and photographed segments of this coast on Nov. 23, 1935. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for the planet Mercury following rough surveys from George VI Sound by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948 and 1949. Mapped in detail from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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