Name details

Patton Glacier

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 129910

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

A broad tributary glacier in the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains. It drains the E slope of the main ridge between Mounts Ostenso and Tyree and flows E to enter Ellen Glacier. First mapped by USGS from surveys and USN air photos, 1957-59. Named by US-ACAN for Sgt. Richard J. Patton, USAF, first ever to parachute land at the South Pole, Nov. 26, 1956. He gave valuable assistance on the ground in directing the air drops from Globemaster aircraft, used in transporting supplies to establish the South Pole Station.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
78° 16' 00.0" S
- 78.26667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
85° 25' 00.0" W
- 85.41667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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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-1961

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