Davis Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Davis Glacier (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Glacier (12)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A heavily crevassed glacier, about 6 miles wide and of undetermined length, descending from the interior upland of Victoria Land in a north-easterly and easterly direction to the Ross Sea. First charted by the BAE, 1907-09, who named it for Captain John King Davis, first officer and later captain of the expedition ship Nimrod. Davis was second in command of Mawson's 1911-14 antarctic expedition and master of the Aurora. During this expedition he discovered the Davis Sea and Queen Maud Land. He was commander of the 1916-17 Aurora Antarctic Relief Expedition to rescue the stranded Ross Sea Party of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and was second in command of Mawson's 1929-30 Antarctic Expedition and commander of the Discovery on that occasion.
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