Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Apfel Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Apfel Glacier (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Glacier (12)
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:
Glacier about 5 mi wide and 20 mi long, flowing WNW along the S flank of Bunger Hills and terminating in Edisto Ice Tongue. Mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation HighJump, 1946-47, and named by the US-ACAN for Earl T. Apfel, professor of geology at Syracuse University, who served as geologist with the USN Operation Windmill parties, 1947-48, which established astronomical control stations along Queen Mary, Knox and Budd Coasts.