Erebus Glacier

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Erebus Glacier (77°40′S 167°6′E / 77.667°S 167.100°E / -77.667; 167.100Coordinates: 77°40′S 167°6′E / 77.667°S 167.100°E / -77.667; 167.100) is a glacier draining the lower southern slopes of Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica. It flows west to Erebus Bay where it forms the floating Erebus Glacier Tongue. It was named in association with Mount Erebus by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Robert Falcon Scott.[1]

A large calving event took place on March 1, 1990, when a substantial portion of the Erebus glacier tongue was detached from the main glacier.[2] The piece that was separated was 3.5 km long and its mass was estimated to be 1011 kg.[3]

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  1. ^ "Erebus Glacier". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. ^ Stevens, C. L.; Sirguey, P.; Leonard, G. H.; Haskell, T. G. (2 September 2013). "The 2013 Erebus Glacier Tongue calving event". The Cryosphere 7: 1333. doi:10.5194/tc-7-1333-2013. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Benn, Douglas I.; Evans, David J. A. (1998). Glaciers & Glaciation. London: Arnold. p. 69. ISBN 0340584319. 

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