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Heirtzler Ice Piedmont: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Heirtzler Ice Piedmont 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): Heirtzler Ice Piedmont

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6583

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 34' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 25' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.5666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.4166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1994

Description (see definition): A relatively low, triangular-shaped, ice-covered area of about 7 mi extent, located at the W side of Violante Inlet and N of Maury Glacier, on Black Coast, Palmer Land. The feature was first seen and photographed from the air by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) on Dec. 30, 1940, and was mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from U.S. Navy (USN) aerial photographs taken 1966-69. In association with the names of continental drift scientists grouped in this area, named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after James R. Heirtzler, American physicist; Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, 1960-64 (Senior Research Scientist, 1964-67); Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 1969-86; Geophysicist and Head, Geophysics Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, from 1986.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Heirtzler Ice Piedmont 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 Heirtzler Ice Piedmont should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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