Allison Glacier (Antarctica)

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This article is about a glacier on the Antarctic mainland. For other uses, see Allison Glacier (Heard Island).
Allison Glacier
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Map depicting the location of Allison Glacier in Victoria Land, Antarctica
Coordinates 78°16′00″S 161°55′00″E / 78.26667°S 161.91667°E / -78.26667; 161.91667Coordinates: 78°16′00″S 161°55′00″E / 78.26667°S 161.91667°E / -78.26667; 161.91667

Allison Glacier is a small glacier in Victoria Land, Antarctica. Its head is located just north of Mount Huggins, descending from the west slopes of Royal Society Range into Skelton Glacier.[1] Abbott Spur separates the lower ends of Rutgers Glacier from Allison Glacier.[2]

Discovery and naming[edit]

Royal Society Range is located in Antarctica
Royal Society Range
Royal Society Range
Map depicting the location of the Royal Society Range in Antarctica

It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 1963 for Lieutenant Commander John K. Allison, United States Navy, officer in charge of the wintering-over detachment of U.S. Navy Air Development Squadron Six (VX-6) at McMurdo Station, 1959.

References[edit]

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