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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14928

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 20' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
145° 50' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.3333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -145.8333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970

Description (see definition): A glacier which drains westward from the Ford Ranges, between Mounts Woodward and West, into Sulzberger Ice Shelf. Features in these ranges were discovered and successively mapped by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) (1928-30) and (1933-35) and by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) (1939-41) all led by R. Admiral R.E. Byrd. The glacier is named for Gerard Swope, president of General Electric Corp., who contributed various types of electrical equipment to the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) (1933-35).

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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