This page presents the geographical name data for Ryan 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): Ryan Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13090
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 03' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
037° 36' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.05
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -37.6
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Glacier, 2 mi long, flowing W to the head of Ice Fjord, South Georgia. The German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE) (1911-12) named this glacier for Dr. Albrecht Penck, though an incorrect spelling "Penk" appeared on published maps. A number of significant Antarctic features, including a glacier, are named for Albrecht Penck. To avoid confusion of these names the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) recommended in 1957 that this feature be renamed. Ryan Glacier is named for Alfredo R.L. Ryan, president since 1946 of the Compania Argentina de Pesca, which operated the whaling station at Grytviken.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data