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Drygalski Glacier

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108571

Feature type: Glacier


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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flowing SE into Larsen Ice Shelf, SW of Cape Worsley, Nordenskjöld Coast, was roughly mapped as a bay by SwAE in 1902 and called Von Drygalski Bucht (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map), Von Drygalskis Bukt (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map) or Golfe von Drygalski (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33), after Prof. Erich Dagobert von Drygalski (1865-1949), German geographer and polar explorer; Leader of GAE, 1901-03. Bahía de Drygalskis (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Drygalski Baai (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Von Drygalski Bay (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316). Bahía Drigalski (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Drygalski Bucht (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, Karte 1). Drygalski Bay (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921). Drygalski B. (HA chart, 1928). On his flight of 20 December 1928 Wilkins re-identified the feature as a "bay" (Wilkins, 1929, p.364). Drygalski Bai (Drygalski, 1930, p.327). Drygalskibukten (Aagaard, 1930, p.275). Drygalskibukta (Aagaard, 1944, p.99). Bahía Drygalski (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). The feature was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in November 1947 and found to be a glacier. Drygalski Glacier (APC, 1955, p.9; BA chart 3570, 21.ix.1957; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974). Glaciar Drygalski (Argentina. MM, 1958b, p.188; Pierrou, 1970, p.324; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.106). Glaciar Drygalsky [sic] (Chile. IH chart 58, 1971). [Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia, is also named after Prof. E. D. von Drygalski (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.35).]

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64° 43' 00.0" S
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61° 00' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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