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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15284

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
106° 50' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -106.8333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967

Description (see definition): A glacier tongue, about 20 mi wide and 40 mi long, which is the seaward extension of Thwaites Glacier into the Amundsen Sea. It enters the sea about 30 mi E of Mount Murphy in Marie Byrd Land. Delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in January 1947. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Fredrik T. Thwaites, glacial geologist, geomorphologist and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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