Name details

Saussure Glacier

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111047

Feature type: Glacier

Origin

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:

Narrative

flowing NE from Tyndall Mountains, Arrowsmith Peninsula, into Lallemand Fjord, Loubet Coast, was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1957; following geological work in the area by BAS from "Rothera", 1980-81, and in association with the names of glaciologists grouped in the area, named after Horace Bénédict de Saussure (1740-99), Swiss physicist and geologist, who in 1787 was the first to recognize that erratic boulders had been moved great distances by ice; he also made the third ascent of Mont Blanc, in 1787 (APC, 1986, p.4).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 11' 00.0" S
- 67.18333°
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Longitude:
67° 00' 00.0" W
- 67.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
3-Apr-1984

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