Montgolfier Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Montgolfier Glacier (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
flowing NW into Piccard Cove, Willhelmina Bay, Danco Coast, was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; in association with the names of pioneers of aviation grouped in this area, named after Joseph Michel Montgolfier (1740-1810) and his brother Etienne Jacques Montgolfier (1745-99), French paper-makers, inventors of the hot-air balloon, 1782-83, and the former a pioneer balloonist (Rozier Glacier, q.v.) (APC, 1960, p.6).
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