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