Falkner Glacier

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Falkner Glacier (73°45′S 166°01′E / 73.750°S 166.017°E / -73.750; 166.017Coordinates: 73°45′S 166°01′E / 73.750°S 166.017°E / -73.750; 166.017), is an east-flowing valley glacier, 4 miles (6.4 km) long, located 2 miles (3 km) south of Oakley Glacier in the Mountaineer Range, Victoria Land, Antarctica. The glacier descends steeply to Lady Newnes Bay where it forms a floating glacier tongue. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (2008) after Kelly K. Falkner, Professor of Chemical Oceanography at Oregon State University, who served from 2006 as the first Program Director for the Antarctic Integrated System Science Program in the Division of Antarctic Sciences, Office of Antarctic Programs, National Science Foundation.[1]

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