This page presents the geographical name data for Van Loon 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): Van Loon Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15882
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 01' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 24' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.0166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.4
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1975
Description (see definition): A tributary glacier, 7 mi long, draining the eastern slopes of the Bowers Mountains between Rasturguev Glacier and Montigny Glacier. It merges into the larger Graveson Glacier at the east margin of the mountains. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1960-62. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for meteorologist Harry van Loon, a member of the Antarctic Weather Central team at Little America on the Ross Ice Shelf 1957-58, who has written numerous scientific papers dealing with Antarctic and southern hemisphere atmospheric research.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data