Name details

Erskine Glacier

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 124879

Feature type: Glacier (12)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Glacier 16 mi long on the W coast of Graham Land, flowing W into Darbel Bay to the N of Hopkins Glacier. First surveyed by the FIDS in 1946-47, and named West Gould Glacier. With East Gould Glacier it was reported to fill a transverse depression across Graham Land, but further survey in 1957 showed no close topographical alignment between the two. The name Gould has been limited to the east glacier and an entirely new name, for Angus B. Erskine, leader of the first FIDS party to travel down the glacier and to survey it in detail, has been approved for the west glacier.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 29' 00.0" S
- 66.48333°
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Longitude:
65° 40' 00.0" W
- 65.66667°
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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:
1-Jan-1960

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