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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12613

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 10' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
155° 25' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.1666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -155.4166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970

Description (see definition): A low gradient coastal glacier located 10 mi W of Scott Nunataks on the N side of Edward VII Peninsula. The feature saddles with the Butler Glacier and flows NW to the sea where it forms a small tongue. The glacier and tongue are depicted on the map of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE), 1928-30. The map indicates that the landing party from the Kainan Maru (Shirase) traversed up this glacier to the summit of Scott Nunataks in January 1912. The glacier was mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Gregory S. Richter, meteorologist and scientific leader of the Byrd Station winter party in 1968.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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