This page presents the geographical name data for Thwaites 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): Thwaites Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15283
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
106° 45' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -106.75
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967
Description (see definition): A broad glacier flowing into Amundsen Sea about 30 mi E of Mount Murphy, Marie Byrd Land. Though imperfectly delineated, the glacier has tremendous flow and in January 1966 had formed a large floating glacier tongue (40 mi long) and an extensive grounded iceberg tongue (70 mi long). Together, these features extend into Amundsen Sea more than 100 mi and inhibit E-W navigation by ships. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in association with Thwaites Glacier Tongue.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data