Baronick Glacier

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Baronick Glacier (78°36′S 161°50′E / 78.600°S 161.833°E / -78.600; 161.833Coordinates: 78°36′S 161°50′E / 78.600°S 161.833°E / -78.600; 161.833) is a glacier 6 nautical miles (11 km) southwest of Mount Cocks, in the Royal Society Range, draining into the Skelton Glacier to the west. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 1963 for Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Michael P. Baronick, of U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6, who wintered at Williams Air Operating Facility at McMurdo Sound in 1956 and was in Antarctica for several summer seasons. Baronick, with a party of three, was in command of the Beardmore Air Operating Facility established on October 28, 1956, at 84°56′S 166°0′W / 84.933°S 166.000°W / -84.933; -166.000 (Beardmore Air Operating Facility).[1]

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