Benson Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Benson Glacier (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Glacier (12)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A glacier c. 12 mi long, draining the E part of Flight Deck Neve and continuing E between the Fry and Mackay Glaciers into the N part of Granite Harbor where it forms a floating tongue. Mapped in 1957 by the N.Z. Northern Survey Party of the CTAE (1956-58), and indicated as a somewhat longer glacier including the present Midship Glacier (q.v.). Named by the party after W.N. Benson, formerly professor of geology at the University of Otago, N.Z., whose publications include a major contribution to the petrology of Victoria Land.
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