Name details

Sumner Glacier

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111465

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 NE into Weyerhaeuser Glacier, W of Mount Solus, Bowman Coast, was sketched from the air by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 14 August 1947, and surveyed from the ground in its lower reaches in December 1958; in association with the names of pioneers of navigation grouped in this area, named after Thomas Hubbard Sumner (1807-76), American sailor who, in 1837, introduced the position-line method of navigation, since developed into standard practice at sea and in the air (APC, 1962, p.30; DOS 610 sheet W 68 64, 1963; USGS sketch map Palmer Land (North Part), 1979); surveyed from the ground in its upper reaches by BAS from "Stonington Island", 1962-64.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 53' 00.0" S
- 68.88333°
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Longitude:
65° 43' 00.0" W
- 65.71667°
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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:
31-Aug-1962

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