Name details

Ferrar Glacier

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 125052

Feature type: Glacier (12)

Origin

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:

Narrative

Glacier about 35 mi long, flowing from the plateau of Victoria Land west of the Royal Society Range to New Harbor in McMurdo Sound. The glacier makes a right (east) turn northeast of Knobhead, where it is apposed, i.e., joined in Siamese-twin fashion, to Taylor Glacier. From there, it continues east along the south side of Kukri Hills to New Harbor. Discovered by the BrNAE (1901-04) under Capt. Robert F. Scott, R.N., who named this feature for Hartley T. Ferrar, geologist of the expedition. The name Ferrar Glacier was originally applied both to the part of this glacier below its right turn and to the present Taylor Glacier. Griffith Taylor, geologist of the BrAE (1910-14) under Scott, found evidence that these are not two parts of a single glacier but are two glaciers apposed. With this discovery Scott gave the names Ferrar Glacier and Taylor Glacier essentially as now applied; the Taylor Glacier (q.v.) makes a left turn at Cavendish Rocks and drains east along the north side of Kukri Hills.

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Location

Latitude:
77° 46' 00.0" S
- 77.76667°
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Longitude:
163° 00' 00.0" E
163.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Institution:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1947

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