This page presents the geographical name data for Risting 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): Risting Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12681
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 46' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 06' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.7666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.1
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Glacier, 4.5 mi long, lying N of Jenkins Glacier and flowing SE into the head of Drygalski Fjord in the S part of South Georgia. Surveyed by the South Georgia Survey (SGS) in the period 1951-57, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Sigurd Risting (1870-1935), Norwegian whaling historian; secretary of Norsk Hvalfangerforening, 1918-35, and editor of Norsk Hvalfangst-Tidende, 1922-35. The German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE) under Filchner, 1911-12, named Drygalski Fjord and this glacier for Erich von Drygalski, leader of the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE), 1901-03, but the name for the glacier did not survive. A number of features in Antarctica, including a glacier, are named for Drygalski.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data