This page presents the geographical name data for Kamb 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): Kamb Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7732
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 55' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 39' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.9166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162.65
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1992
Description (see definition): A broad elevated glacier, 4 mi long, in the Royal Society Range, Victoria Land, flowing NE from Fogle Peak to enter Condit Glacier. Named in 1992 by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after glaciologist Barclay Kamb of the California Institute of Technology; from the 1980's, a principal investigator in U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) studies of the West Antarctic ice sheet, including the drilling of deep boreholes to the base of Siple Coast ice streams; research in order to determine the mechanisms by which the ice streams are able to move at relatively greater speeds than the surrounding ice sheet.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data