This page presents the geographical name data for Rennick 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): Rennick Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12533
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
160° 45' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 160.75
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964
Description (see definition): A broad glacier, nearly 200 miles long, which is one of the largest in Antarctica. It rises on the polar plateau westward of Mesa Range and is 20 to 30 miles wide, narrowing to 10 miles near the coast. It takes its name from Rennick Bay where the glacier reaches the sea. The seaward part of the glacier was photographed by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump, 1946-47. In early 1960, Lieutenant Commander Robert L. Dale, pilot of U.S. Navy (USN) Squadron VX-6, evacuated the U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) Victoria Land Traverse from 7238S, 16132E, on this glacier, from where an aerial photographic reconnaissance was made to Rennick Bay on the coast.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data