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Gruening Glacier

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109128

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 Hilton Inlet, Black Coast. In December 1940 the glacier was photographed from the air (USHO, 1943, first photograph p.275) and sighted from the ground by USAS in c. 72 00'S 61 25'W (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). Owing to an error in navigation, the air photograph of this glacier was wrongly located in c. 72 35'S 60 00'W, in the approximate latitude of Maury Glacier (q.v.), and it was not identified with the feature sighted by the ground party. The name Aviza Black Glacier, after Mrs Richard B. Black (Black Coast, q.v.), was applied to the glacier in this more southerly position (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; Ronne, 1945, map p.14), but the name in this position was later changed to Gruening Glacier after Ernest H. Gruening (1887-1974), Director, Division of Territories and Island Possessions, US Department of the Interior, 1934-39; member of the Executive Committee, USAS; Governor of Alaska, 1939-53; US Senator from Alaska, 1956-69 (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1943; USBGN, 1947, p.173). At the same time the name Aviza Black Glacier was not specifically rejected by USBGN. Glaciar Gruening, in c. 72 35'S 60 00'W (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Ventisquero Gruening ([in c. 72 35'S 60 00'W] Chile. DNH chart [no number], 1947; [in 71 52'S 61 55'W] IHA, 1974, p.142). During a ground survey by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island" in November 1947, the glacier seen by the USAS ground party in 1940 was identified and its mouth located, although its full extent was not determined. The earlier duplication of position of the feature was discovered, and the name Gruening Glacier was re-applied in the more northerly position where it had been the original intention to name the glacier (Ronne, 1948b, map p.357; APC, 1955, p.11; DCS 601 sheet 71 60, 1955; BAS 250 sheet SR 19-20/16, 1-DOS 1976). Glaciar Pérez Rosales, after the Chilean author Pérez Rosales (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.203 and end map). Gruening-Breen (Rønne, 1950b, p.132). Lednik Gruninga (Soviet Union. MMF chart 1961). The glacier was photographed from the air by USN in 1966 and surveyed from the ground by BAS from "Stonington Island", 1972-73.

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71° 52' 00.0" S
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63° 00' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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