Zapol Glacier

Zapol Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Zapol Glacier  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 18302
Name ID: 136437

Feature type: Glacier (12)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

A steep valley glacier descending the W slope of Vinson Massif between Tulaczyk Glacier and Donnellan Glacier in the Sentinel Range. The glacier flows westward into Nimitz Glacier. Named by US-ACAN (2006) after Dr. Warren M. Zapol, Department of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, whose long-term research near McMurdo Station on diving physiology of Weddell seals (begun mid 1970s) was part of a larger effort to understand how gas is handled in mammals as part of a search to understand SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

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Location

Latitude:
78° 35' 00.0" S
- 78.58333°
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Longitude:
85° 51' 00.0" W
- 85.85000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-2006

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