Acosta Glacier

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Acosta Glacier (71°58′S 100°55′W / 71.967°S 100.917°W / -71.967; -100.917Coordinates: 71°58′S 100°55′W / 71.967°S 100.917°W / -71.967; -100.917) is a glacier about 2 miles (3 km) long flowing north from Thurstoan Island just east of Dyer Point in Antarctica. . It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Alex V. Acosta of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Flagstaff, Arizona. He is a computer and graphic specialist, and was part of the USGS team that compiled the 1:5,000,000-scale Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer satellite image maps of Antarctica and the 1:250,000-scale Landsat image maps of the Siple Coast area in the 1990s.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Acosta Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).