SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Nimitz Glacier (RUS) 78° 50' 00.0" S 85° 30' 00.0" W Glacier
Name ID: 119661 Place ID: 10283

Nimitz Glacier (USA) 78° 55' 00.0" S 85° 10' 00.0" W Glacier
Name ID: 129424 Place ID: 10283

A glacier about 40 mi long and 5 mi wide, draining the area about 10 mi W of the Vinson Massif and flowing SE between the Sentinel Range and Bastien Range to enter Minnesota Glacier, in the central Ellsworth Mountains. Discovered by USN Squadron VX-6 on photographic flights of Dec. 14-15, 1959, and mapped by USGS from these photos. Named by US-ACAN for Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, who as Chief of Naval Operations at the time of Operation Highjump, 1947-48, made possible that unprecedentedly large and complex Antarctic expedition.

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