Name details

Whirlwind Glaciers

Whirlwind Glaciers (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Whirlwind Glaciers  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 133625

Feature type: None recorded.

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

Four prominent converging glaciers which flow into the W side of Whirlwind Inlet on the E coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered by Sir Hubert Wilkins on his flight of Dec. 20, 1928, the glaciers were so named because their relative position was suggestive of the radial cylinders of his Wright Whirlwind engine. The Whirlwind Glaciers, comprising Flint, Demorest, Matthes, and Chamberlin Glaciers, were photographed from the air by the USAS in 1940; charted by the FIDS in 1948.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 24' 00.0" S
- 67.40000°
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Longitude:
65° 32' 00.0" W
- 65.53333°
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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-1952

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