Name details

Cassidy Glacier

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

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

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139621

Feature type: Glacier

Origin

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:

Narrative

A glacier approximately 13km long and 4km wide, flowing northeast into upper Taylor Glacier between Depot Nunatak and the northwest end of Quartermain Mountains, in Victoria Land. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MF07

Named For

The descriptive names "South-West Arm" and "South Arm" were applied to this glacier and to the part of Ferrar Glacier S of Knobhead, respectively, by the British National Antarctic Expedition (BrNAE), 1901-04. Subsequent mapping has shown that the glacier described here is part of the Taylor Glacier system. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1992 after William A. Cassidy, Department of Geology and Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh, who in 13 field seasons, 1976-90, led U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) teams in the investigation and collection of Antarctic meteorites from diverse sites through Victoria Land and southward to Lewis Cliff, adjacent to Queen Alexandra Range.

Location

Latitude:
77° 46' 11.8" S
-77.76996°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
160° 08' 47.5" E
160.14652°
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Altitude:
1823 m
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
LINZ AntTopo50 series
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
LINZ
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Height at reference point

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
28-Sep-1992

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