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