Tate Glacier ( Coordinates: ) is a tributary glacier on the south side of Thomas Spur, flowing east and merging with Moffett Glacier just east of the spur where the two glaciers enter the larger Amundsen Glacier, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Robert Tate, geomagnetist-seismologist with the South Pole Station winter party, 1964.
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A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation over many years, often centuries. Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by their weight, creating crevasses, seracs, and other distinguishing features. They also abrade rock and debris from their substrate to create landforms such as cirques and moraines. Glaciers form only on land and are distinct from the much thinner sea ice and lake ice that form on the surface of bodies of water.
Thomas Spur is a prominent spur extending eastward from Rawson Plateau between Moffett and Tate Glaciers, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Harry F. Thomas, meteorologist, South Pole Station winter party, 1960.
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The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories. It is a type of gazetteer. GNIS was developed by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) to promote the standardization of feature names.
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The Usarp Mountains is a major Antarctic mountain range, lying westward of the Rennick Glacier and trending N-S for about 190 kilometres (118 mi). The feature is bounded to the north by Pryor Glacier and the Wilson Hills. Its important constituent parts include Welcome Mountain, Mount Van der Hoeven, Mount Weihaupt, Mount Stuart, Mount Lorius, Smith Bench, Mount Roberts, Pomerantz Tableland, Daniels Range, Emlen Peaks, Helliwell Hills and Morozumi Range.
Borchgrevink Glacier is a large glacier in the Victory Mountains, Victoria Land, draining south between Malta Plateau and Daniell Peninsula, and thence projecting into Glacier Strait, Ross Sea, as a floating glacier tongue, the Borchgrevink Glacier Tongue, just south of Cape Jones. It was named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1957–58, for Carsten Borchgrevink, leader of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898–1900. Borchgrevink visited the area in February 1900 and first observed the seaward portion of the glacier.
Quensel Glacier is a small glacier flowing southeast into Cooper Bay at the east tip of South Georgia. It was named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) after Percy D. Quensel, Swedish geologist of Uppsala University, who visited South Georgia with Carl Skottsberg in 1909.
Ice Gate Glacier is a narrow hanging glacier, tributary to Astudillo Glacier, between rock spurs on the west slope of Dallmeyer Peak, Danco Coast, Antarctica. It was named by the Polish Antarctic Expedition in about 1992, probably from the gatelike appearance of the spurs at the junction of the two glaciers.
Il Polo Glacier is a small glacier draining northward between Polar Times Glacier and Polarforschung Glacier into the Publications Ice Shelf, Antarctica. It was delineated in 1952 by John H. Roscoe from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and was named by Roscoe for Il Polo, a polar journal published by the Istituto Geografico, Forlì, Italy.
Eclipse Glacier is a glacier flowing southwest into the northern part of Jacobsen Bight on the south coast of South Georgia Island. It was so named by the British South Georgia Survey, 1954–55, led by George A. Sutton.
Apollo Glacier is a glacier, 9 nautical miles (17 km) long, flowing northeast and joining the lower part of Aphrodite Glacier 2 nautical miles (4 km) from the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. The lower part of this glacier was first plotted by W.L.G. Joerg, from aerial photographs taken by Sir Hubert Wilkins in December 1928 and by Lincoln Ellsworth in November 1935. The glacier was subsequently photographed by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in December 1947 and roughly surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in November 1960. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Apollo, the god of manly youth and beauty in Greek mythology.
Balch Glacier is a glacier 9 nautical miles (17 km) long, on the east coast of Graham Land, flowing southeast into Mill Inlet, to the south of Gould Glacier. It was first surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1946–47, and named "East Balch Glacier". With "West Balch Glacier" it was reported to fill a transverse depression across Graham Land, but further survey in 1957 showed that there is no close topographical alignment between the two. The name "Balch", for Edwin S. Balch, an American Antarctic historian, has been limited to this glacier and an entirely new name, Drummond Glacier, approved for the west glacier.
Casey Glacier is a glacier 6 nautical miles (11 km) wide, flowing east into Casey Inlet on the east coast of Palmer Land. It was discovered by Sir Hubert Wilkins on an aerial flight of December 20, 1928. Wilkins believed the feature to be a channel cutting completely across the Antarctic Peninsula, naming it Casey Channel after Rt. Hon. Richard G. Casey. Correlation of aerial photographs taken by Lincoln Ellsworth in 1935 and preliminary reports of the British Graham Land Expedition, 1934–37, led W.L.G. Joerg to interpret this glacier to be what Wilkins named Casey Channel. This interpretation is borne out by the results of subsequent exploration by members of the East Base of the United States Antarctic Service in 1940.
Strange Glacier is a glacier in the Latady Mountains, draining southeast along the south side of Crain Ridge to enter Gardner Inlet between Schmitt Mesa and Mount Austin, in Palmer Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1961-67. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Donald L. Strange, hospital corpsman at South Pole Station in 1964.
Diplock Glacier is a narrow straight glacier, 10 miles (16 km) long, flowing eastward from Detroit Plateau, on Trinity Peninsula in Graham Land, into Prince Gustav Channel 5 miles (8 km) south of Alectoria Island. It is situated south of Marla Glacier and north of Zavera Snowfield. The feature was mapped from surveys by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (1960–61), and was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Bramah Joseph Diplock, a British engineer who made considerable advances in the design of chain-track tractors (1885–1913).
East Beacon is the prominent eastern peak, rising to 2,265 metres (7,430 ft) in the Beacon Heights, in the Quartermain Mountains, Victoria Land. It was named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1958–59.
Mount Mogensen is a snow-covered mountain, 2,790 metres (9,150 ft) high, standing 5 nautical miles (9 km) northeast of Mount Ulmer in Gromshin Heights on the east side of northern Sentinel Range in Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica. It surmounts Rutford Ice Stream to the east and the head of Vicha Glacier to the southwest.
Gallup Glacier is a broad glacier, about 12 nautical miles (22 km) long, flowing east between Mount Rosenwald and Mount Black to enter Shackleton Glacier, Antarctica, just north of Matador Mountain. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Commander F.S. Gallup, Jr., U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer of Squadron VX-6 during Operation Deep Freeze 1965.
Haley Glacier is a glacier, 8 nautical miles (15 km) long, draining southeast along the north side of Rowley Massif into Odom Inlet, on the east coast of Palmer Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by United States Geological Survey in 1974, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Philip H. Haley, a United States Antarctic Research Program biologist at Palmer Station, 1973.
Mitterling Glacier is a glacier on the east coast of Graham Land, Antarctica, draining between Mount Vartdal and Mount Hayes into the northern part of Mill Inlet. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after American historian Philip I. Mitterling, the author of America in the Antarctic to 1840.
McGregor Glacier is a tributary glacier, 14 nautical miles (26 km) long and 3 nautical miles (6 km) wide, draining the southwest slopes of the Prince Olav Mountains in Antarctica, and flowing west to enter Shackleton Glacier just north of the Cumulus Hills. It was named by the Southern Party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (1961–62) for V.R. McGregor, a geologist with that party.
Sargent Glacier is a steep-walled tributary glacier, flowing southeast from the Herbert Range to enter Axel Heiberg Glacier just southeast of Bell Peak. Probably first seen by Roald Amundsen's polar party in 1911, the glacier was mapped by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928-30. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Howard H. Sargent III who made ionospheric studies at the South Pole Station in 1964.
Steagall Glacier is a tributary glacier, 15 nautical miles (28 km) long, draining the east slopes of Rawson Plateau between Mount Alice Gade and Mount Deardorff and flowing north to enter Bowman Glacier, in the Queen Maud Mountains. First mapped by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928-30. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Jack Steagall, meteorologist, South Pole Station winter party, 1961.
Russell West Glacier is a glacier, 11 nautical miles (20 km) long and 4 nautical miles (7 km) wide, which lies immediately north of Detroit Plateau and flows from Mount Canicula, Verdikal Gap and Trajan Gate westward into Bone Bay on the north side of Trinity Peninsula. This glacier together with Russell East Glacier, which flows eastward into Prince Gustav Channel on the south side of Trinity Peninsula, form a through glacier across the north part of Antarctic Peninsula. It was first surveyed in 1946 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) for V.I. Russell, surveyor and leader of the FIDS base at Hope Bay in 1946.