This page presents the geographical name data for Vivaldi 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): Vivaldi Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16108
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 47' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
069° 50' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.7833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.8333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A glacier between Colbert Mountains and Lully Foothills, flowing S from Purcell Snowfield into the head of Schubert Inlet on the W coast of Alexander Island. The feature appears to be first shown on maps of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) which photographed Alexander Island from the air in 1940. It was mapped from air photos obtained by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Named "Vivaldi Gap" by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1961, after Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741), Venetian composer. The name was amended to Vivaldi Glacier following review of U.S. Landsat imagery, 1979, displaying flow lines in the feature.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data