Name details

Zwally Glacier

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

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

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Id 137317

Feature type: Glacier (12)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

A glacier approximately 22 miles long flowing southeast to northwest parallel to and then emptying into Ebbe Glacier between Mount Craven and Everett Spur, in the north part of Everett Range. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for H. Jay Zwally who was in the forefront of glaciological research at the National Science Foundation?s Division of Polar Programs, 1972-1974, managing the initiation of the interdisciplinary Ross Ice Shelf Project, the Greenland Ice Sheet Project, and improved airborne radar mapping of ice sheet thickness. At the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, 1974 ? 2009, he was a primary advocate of satellite laser altimetry for ice sheet mass balance studies, leading to the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) in 2003.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 12' 44.0" S
- 71.21222°
Accurate to 0m
Longitude:
165° 08' 12.0" E
165.13667°
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Altitude:
1383 m
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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown The coordinates for this place name were derived from Map id 0 - This map does not exist in the SCAR Map Catalogue. in the SCAR Map Catalogue.
Source Name:
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Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
19-Jul-2011

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