This page presents the geographical name data for Spiess 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): Spiess Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14369
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 12' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 18' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.2
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.3
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A glacier c. 8 mi long on Merz Peninsula (q.v.), flowing N into a small bay E of Hjort Massif on the S side of Hilton Inlet, Black Coast. Mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from aerial photographs taken by the U.S. Navy, 1966-69. Surveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1974-75. In association with the names of Antarctic oceanographers grouped in this area, named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1977 after Captain (later Vice Admiral) Fritz A. Spiess (1881-1959), of the German Navy, Commander and Scientific Chief of the German Atlantic Expedition in Meteor, 1925-27, after the death of Professor Alfred Merz.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data