Name details

Robillard Glacier

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110904

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 E into Solberg Inlet, Bowman Coast, was probably seen from the air by Ellsworth, 21 November 1935 (Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444), and seen from the ground and from the air by USAS, 1940-41; photographed from the air by RARE in August 1947 and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in December 1947; called in error Glaciar Torbellino [=whirlwind glacier] (Whirlwind Inlet, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947); and also called Lammers Glacier (q.v.) (Ronne, 1949, map p.230); later named Robillard Glacier after Capt. George Robillard, USN, of the Legal Section, Bureau of Ships, Washington, DC, who assisted in gaining Congressional support towards procuring the RARE ship Port of Beaumont and after whom the non-existent Robillard Island (q.v.) had been called (APC, 1955, p.18; DCS sheet 68 64, 1955; DOS 610 sheet W 68 64, 1963; USGS sketch map Palmer Land (North Part), 1979); photographed from the air by USN, 1966-69, and mapped from air photographs by USGS.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 19' 00.0" S
- 68.31667°
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Longitude:
65° 44' 00.0" W
- 65.73333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
28-Jan-1953

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