Descent Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Descent Glacier (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Glacier
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 steep glacier flowing from Descent Pass, Royal Society Range into Ferrar Glacier, Scott Coast. Feature depicted on NZ AntTopo50-MF09
Originally Descent Pass and Descent Glacier were considered as one feature 'Descent Pass', named by Armitage of the NAE, 1901-04. Eg, the glacier was the 'pass' between Ferrar Glacier and Blue Glacier. Later texts such as the BAE 1911-14 Physiography of McMurdo Sound refer to 'Descent Pass Glacier'. During mapping in the 1960's, the one name became two, 'Descent Pass' and 'Descent Glacier'.
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