This page presents the geographical name data for Midship 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): Midship Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9943
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 52' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 30' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.8666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1993
Description (see definition): A broad flat glacier filling the bulk of Alatna Valley and having its origin on the slopes of Mount Morrison to the south, in Convoy Range, Victoria Land. From 1957 this ice body was considered part of Benson Glacier. However, it was determined by a 1989-90 New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) field party (Trevor Chinn) that although it abuts against the main Benson Glacier at Jetsam Moraine, this glacier makes no contribution of ice to the Benson as its dominant ice flow is northward across its length. With the identification of Midship Glacier as a distinct feature, the application of Benson Glacier (q.v.) has been restricted to the ice flowing eastward from Flight Deck Neve to the terminus in Granite Harbor. Approved by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1993 as recommended by the New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB).
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data