Name details

Van Loon Glacier

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133132

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.

Narrative

A tributary glacier, 7 mi long, draining the eastern slopes of the Bowers Mountains between Rasturguev Glacier and Montigny Glacier. It merges into the larger Graveson Glacier at the east margin of the mountains. Mapped by USGS from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1960-62. Named by US-ACAN for meteorologist Harry van Loon, a member of the Antarctic Weather Central team at Little America on the Ross Ice Shelf 1957-58, who has written numerous scientific papers dealing with Antarctic and southern hemisphere atmospheric research.

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Location

Latitude:
71° 01' 00.0" S
- 71.01667°
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Longitude:
163° 24' 00.0" E
163.40000°
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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-1975

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