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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United States Gazetteer Id 124908

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

Broad, gently sloping glacier, 18 mi long and 17 mi wide at its mouth, which flows westward from the W side of Palmer Land into George VI Sound. It is bounded on its N side by the nunataks S of Mount Edgell, on its S side by the Traverse Mountains and Terminus Nunatak, and at its head Prospect Glacier provides a route to Wordie Ice Shelf. First surveyed in 1936 by the BGLE under Rymill and resurveyed in 1948 by the FIDS. The name expresses triumph of discovery and arose because the BGLE sledge party found their way to George VI Sound via this glacier in 1936.

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Location

Latitude:
69° 44' 00.0" S
- 69.73333°
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Longitude:
68° 45' 00.0" W
- 68.75000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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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-1955

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