Thurston Glacier

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Thurston Glacier ( 73°18′S125°18′W / 73.300°S 125.300°W / -73.300; -125.300 Coordinates: 73°18′S125°18′W / 73.300°S 125.300°W / -73.300; -125.300 ) is a glacier about 15 nautical miles (28 km) long which drains the southeast slopes of Mount Siple on Siple Island. The glacier trends eastward and then east-northeastward to reach the north shore of the island. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1959–65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Thomas R. Thurston, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) meteorologist at Byrd Station in 1965. [1]

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References

  1. "Thurston Glacier". Geographical names. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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