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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12899

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 30' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
095° 20' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.5

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 95.3333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Channel glacier, 12 mi long and 3 to 5 mi wide, debouching from a small valley onto the W portion of Shackleton Ice Shelf, midway between Cape Moyes and Junction Corner. Charted as a valley depression during a southern reconnaissance in March 1912 by F. Wild and other members of the Western Base Party of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) under Mawson. Delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for John H. Roscoe, geographer, author of Antarctic Bibliography (Washington, 1951), and scientific advisor to the director of United States Antarctic Programs. Roscoe served as photogrammetrist with the central task group of U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47, and with U.S. Navy (USN) OpWml, 1947-48, and assisted the latter group in establishing astronomical control stations along Wilhelm II, Queen Mary, Knox and Budd Coasts.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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