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