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

Feature Class (see definition): Glacier

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7922

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 08' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
154° 15' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.1333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -154.25

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): A broad, heavily crevassed glacier descending SW from Edward VII Peninsula just E of the Rockefeller Mountains. The glacier was partially delineated from aerial photographs obtained by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) (1928-30) and subsequently was observed from the air by several U.S. expeditions to the area. It is named for driver Max R. Kiel, U.S. Navy (USN), Mobile Construction Battalion, who lost his life on March 5, 1956, when his tractor fell into a crevasse about 20 mi westward of this glacier while attempting to establish a trail to Byrd Station.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Kiel Glacier 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 Kiel Glacier should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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