Shell Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Shell 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 lobe of the Mt Bird ice cap descending steeply from 600m to 75m above sea-level in a valley on the north side of the ridge joining Trachyte Hill and Harrison Cluff on the ice-free lower western slopes of Mt Bird. The contermporary end-moraines of the Mt Bird ice cap in this district contain abundant fragments of marine shells, ploughed from the floor of McMurdo Sound and deposited at heights of 600m or more on the western slopes of Mt Bird by greatly expanded glaciers of a Quaternary glacial period. Named because of the shell content of the moraines by the NZGSAE, 1958-59.
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