Christensen Glacier (Bouvet Island)

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Christensen Glacier is a glacier which flows to the south coast of Bouvet Island (Bouvetøya), 1 nautical mile (2 km) east of Cato Point. It was first charted in 1898 by a German expedition under Karl Chun, and recharted in December 1927 by a Norwegian expedition under Captain Harald Horntvedt. It was named by Horntvedt after Lars Christensen, the sponsor of the expedition.[1]

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

Coordinates: 54°28′S 3°24′E / 54.467°S 3.400°E / -54.467; 3.400