This page presents the geographical name data for Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue 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): Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14463
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
022° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -22
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): A very extensive glacier tongue, the seaward projection of the Stancomb-Wills Glacier into eastern Weddell Sea. The cliffed front of this feature was discovered in January 1915 by a British expedition led by Shackleton. He named it "Stancomb-Wills Promontory," after Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills, one of the principal donors of the expedition. In 1969, Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) amended the name to Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue. This followed the U.S. Navy LC-130 aircraft flight over the area, Nov. 5, 1967, on which the glacier was discovered and the relationship with the glacier tongue was first observed.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data