This page presents the geographical name data for Erskine Iceport 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): Erskine Iceport
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4585
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 56' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
019° 12' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.9333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 19.2
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): An iceport, about 3 mi wide and 6 mi long, which marks a more-or-less permanent indentation extending SE into the seaward front of the extensive ice shelf fringing Queen Maud Land. The "General Erskine Bay" was applied by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Deep Freeze (OpDFrz) I personnel on the USS Glacier who made a running survey of this coast in March 1956. The term iceport was suggested by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1956 to denote an ice shelf indentation, subject to configuration changes, which may offer anchorage or possible access to the upper surface of an ice shelf via ice ramps along one or more sides of the feature. Named for General Graves B. Erskine, U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) (Ret.), director of the Office of Special Operations, Department of the Navy, who assisted in formulating expedition plans and policy.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data