Support Force Glacier

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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Place ID: 14251
Name ID: 111472

Feature type: Glacier

Origin

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:

Narrative

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).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
83° 05' 00.0" S
- 83.08333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
47° 30' 00.0" W
- 47.50000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
3-Nov-1971

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