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)
Mercury Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Mercury 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 on the E coast of Alexander Island, 5 mi long and 2 mi wide, flowing E into George VI Sound between Waitabit Cliffs and Keystone Cliffs. Probably first seen by Lincoln Ellsworth, who flew near it and photographed segments of this coast on Nov. 23, 1935. Named by the UK-APC for the planet Mercury following rough surveys from George VI Sound by the FIDS in 1948 and 1949. Mapped in detail from air photos taken by the RARE, 1947-48, by Searle of the FIDS in 1960.
No images of this place could be found.