Name details

Airy Glacier

Airy Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Airy Glacier  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107468

Feature type: Glacier

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

S of Anchor Crag flowing W into Forster Ice Piedmont, Fallières Coast, was roughly surveyed by BGLE in 1936-37 (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); photographed from the air by RARE, 27 November 1947; resurveyed by FIDS from Stonington Island in December 1958; in association with the names of pioneers of navigation grouped in this area, named after Sir George Biddell Airy (1801-92), British Astronomer Royal, 1835-81, who in 1839 introduced the method of correcting magnetic compasses for deviation that is still in use (APC, 1962, p.3; DOS 610 sheet W 69 64, x.1963).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 13' 00.0" S
- 69.21667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
66° 01' 00.0" W
- 66.01667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Aug-1962

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