Borchgrevink Glacier

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Borchgrevinkisen.
1:250,000 scale topographic map of the Borchgrevink Glacier.

Borchgrevink Glacier (73°4′S 168°30′E / 73.067°S 168.500°E / -73.067; 168.500Coordinates: 73°4′S 168°30′E / 73.067°S 168.500°E / -73.067; 168.500) is a large glacier in the Victory Mountains, Victoria Land, draining south between Malta Plateau and Daniell Peninsula, and thence projecting into Glacier Strait, Ross Sea, as a floating glacier tongue, the Borchgrevink Glacier Tongue, just south of Cape Jones. It was named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1957–58, for Carsten Borchgrevink, leader of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898–1900. Borchgrevink visited the area in February 1900 and first observed the seaward portion of the glacier.

The Borchgrevink Glacier has several contributing glaciers:

See also[edit]

References[edit]