Name details

Eureka Glacier

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108726

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 W into George VI Sound N of Niznik Island, was roughly surveyed by BGLE in September 1936 (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); re-surveyed in its W part by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1948 and so named from the Greek word eureka [="I have (found) it", as used by Archimedes], in reference to the BGLE survey party reaching George VI Sound via this glacier (APC, 1955, p.9; DCS 601 sheet 69 66, 1955; DOS 610 sheet W 69 68, 1963; USGS sketch map Palmer Land (North Part), 1979). Lednik Yurika (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 43' 00.0" S
- 69.71667°
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Longitude:
67° 56' 00.0" W
- 67.93333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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