Roché Glacier

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

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

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Place ID: 18771
Name ID: 137073

Feature type:

Origin

This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

The 5.8 km long and 2 km wide glacier draining the central part of Vinson Plateau in Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains. Its head is bounded by Mount Vinson to the N, Corbet Peak and Clinch Peak to the E, Wahlstrom Peak to the SE, and Hollister Peak to the S, with the glacier flowing westwards and descending steeply N of Silverstein Peak to join Branscomb Glacier. US mapping in 1988. Named after the British pioneer of Antarctica Anthony de la Roché who discovered the first land in the Antarctic region (Roché Island, present South Georgia) in 1675.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
78° 32' 10.0" S
- 78.53611°
Accurate to 0m
Longitude:
85° 38' 30.0" W
- 85.64167°
Accurate to 0m
Altitude:
Not recorded
Accurate to 0m

Images

No images of this place could be found.

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:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
14-Sep-2010

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