Barré Glacier

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Barré Glacier
Location East Antarctica
Coordinates 66°35′S 138°40′E / 66.583°S 138.667°E / -66.583; 138.667Coordinates: 66°35′S 138°40′E / 66.583°S 138.667°E / -66.583; 138.667

Barré Glacier is a channel glacier about 5 nautical miles (9 km) wide and 5 nautical miles long, flowing north from the continental ice to the coast close east of Cape Pepin. It was delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Michel Barré, leader of the French Antarctic Expedition wintering party of 1951–52, whose party extended reconnaissance of the coastal features as far west as this glacier.[1]


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