Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Filchner Ice Shelf (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Filchner Ice Shelf (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Ice shelf (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:
The ice shelf lying between Berkner Island and Luitpold Coast, at the head of Weddell Sea. Over 200 mi long and 100 mi wide, the feature is nourished primarily by the Slessor, Recovery, and Support Force Glaciers, all located E of Berkner Island. The E part of Filchner Ice Shelf was discovered in January-February 1912 by the GerAE under Wilhelm Filchner. Filchner named the feature for Kaiser Wilhelm, but the Emperor requested it be named for its discoverer. The ice shelf lying W of Berkner Island has now been found to be a distinct feature (see Ronne Ice Shelf). The latter was first seen and explored by the RARE, 1947-48, under Cdr. Finn Ronne.
No images of this place could be found.