Name details

Balch Glacier

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107640

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

flowing SE into Mill Inlet, Foyn coast, was surveyed from the ground by FIDS from Hope Bay in 1946-47 and photographed from the air by RARE in 1947; named East Balch Glacier after Edwin Swift Balch (1856-1927), American geographer and Antarctic historian, author of numerous publications including Antarctica (Philadelphia, 1902) (BA chart 3570, 4.vi.1954; APC, 1955, p.9; DCS 601 sheet 66 64, 1955), the name West Balch Glacier being applied to Drummond Glacier (q.v.). Martin Glacier, as rejected name (Gould Glacier, q.v.) (USBGN, 1956, p.115). Glaciar East Balch (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957). Following resurvey by FIDS from Detaille Island in 1957, the name was altered to Balch Glacier (APC, 1958, p.4). Glaciar de Hoz, after the Spanish conquistador, Don Pedro Sancho de Hoz, to whom Charles V, King of Spain (Antarctic Peninsula, q.v.) conceded the governorship of lands south of Estrecho de Magallanes (Chile. DNH chart 110, 1963; IHA, 1974, p.96).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 49' 00.0" S
- 66.81667°
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Longitude:
64° 55' 00.0" W
- 64.91667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
22-Jan-1951

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