This page presents the geographical name data for Français 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): Français Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5239
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 33' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
138° 15' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.55
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 138.25
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): Glacier 4 mi wide and 12 mi long, flowing NNE from the continental ice to the coast close W of Ravin Bay. Though no glaciers were noted on Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville's chart of this coast, the close correlation of his "Baie des Ravins" feature and narrative description with the indentation of the coast near the mouth of this glacier suggests first sighting of this feature by the French expedition, 1837-40. During December 1912 members of the Main Base Party of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) camped on the upland slopes close E of the glacier, but no reference was made to the glacier in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) reports, though a clear view and unpublished sketch were obtained of the distant coast to the northwest. Delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47. The French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Marret, 1952-53, sledged W on the sea ice to the ice cliffs close E of the glacier. Named after the Charcot, 1903-05.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data