Name details

Wiggins Glacier

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111935

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 Penola Strait between Moot Point and Edge Hill, Graham Coast, was roughly mapped in its upper reaches by FAE, 1908-10, in September-October 1909 and called Glacier du Milieu (Charcot, 1910, p.276) or Middle Glacier (Charcot, [1911b], p.234); photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; in association with the names grouped in this area of members of DOS, responsible for mapping in the BAT, named after William Douglas Clare Wiggins (1905-71), Assistant Director of Colonial (later Overseas) Surveys, 1946-65, and Director, 1965-68 (APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 14' 00.0" S
- 65.23333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 54' 00.0" W
- 63.90000°
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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:
7-Jul-1959

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