Benson Glacier

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This article is about the glacier in Antarctica. For the glacier in Oregon, see Benson Glacier (Oregon).

Benson Glacier (76°49′S 162°12′E / 76.817°S 162.200°E / -76.817; 162.200Coordinates: 76°49′S 162°12′E / 76.817°S 162.200°E / -76.817; 162.200) is a glacier about 12 nautical miles (22 km) long, draining the eastern part of Flight Deck Neve and continuing east between Fry Glacier and Mackay Glacier into the northern part of Granite Harbour where it forms a floating tongue. It was mapped in 1957 by the New Zealand Northern Survey Party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1956–58), and indicated as a somewhat longer glacier including the present Midship Glacier. It was named by the party after W.N. Benson, formerly professor of geology at the University of Otago, New Zealand, whose publications include a major contribution to the petrology of Victoria Land.[1]

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