Name details

Forbes Glacier

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 125258

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 which flows W into the NE corner of Square Bay, on the W coast of Graham Land. It is 10 mi long, 4 mi wide in its central part, and narrows to 2 mi at its mouth. The lower reaches of the glacier were first surveyed in 1936 by the BGLE under Rymill. The survey was completed in 1946-48 by the FIDS who named the glacier for James D. Forbes (1809-68), Scottish physicist who was noted for his pioneer works on glaciology.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 48' 00.0" S
- 67.80000°
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Longitude:
66° 44' 00.0" W
- 66.73333°
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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:
1-Jan-1956

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