Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Support Force Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Support Force Glacier (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Glacier
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
flowing NNE into Filchner Ice Shelf between Forrestal Range and Argentina Range, Pensacola Mountains. Following the first Argentine flight to the South Pole by the Grupo Aeronaval UT 78 in January 1962, the lower part of this glacier in c. 82°50'S 46°00'W was called Glaciar Les Eclaireurs after the transport ship Les Eclaireurs which, in 1957, made the first tourist cruise to the Antarctic (Argentina. MM, NM 21/1.xi.1964; Pierrou, 1970, p.481), and the upper part of the glacier in c. 83°18'S 47°00'W was called Glaciar Punta Ninfas after the tanker Punta Ninfas which took part in AAE, 1949-50 (Argentina. MM, NM 21/1.xi.1964; Pierrou, 1970, p.610). The glacier was photographed from the air by USN in 1964 and mapped from air photographs by USGS; named Support Force Glacier after the US Naval Support Force Antarctica, which has provided sup- port for USARP (USGS sheets SU 21-25/10 and 14, 1969; APC, 1974, p.6). Glaciar Bahía Buen Suceso, referring to the lower part of the glacier after the Argentine transport ship Buen Suceso of AAE, 1951-52 (Pierrou, 1970, p.182).
No images of this place could be found.