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