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)
Rennick Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Rennick 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:
A broad glacier, nearly 200 miles long, which is one of the largest in Antarctica. It rises on the polar plateau westward of Mesa Range and is 20 to 30 miles wide, narrowing to 10 miles near the coast. It takes its name from Rennick Bay where the glacier reaches the sea. The seaward part of the glacier was photographed by USN Operation Highjump, 1946-47. In early 1960, Lt. Cdr. Robert L. Dale, pilot of USN Squadron VX-6, evacuated the USARP Victoria Land Traverse from 7238S, 16132E, on this glacier, from where an aerial photographic reconnaissance was made to Rennick Bay on the coast.
No images of this place could be found.