Flatiron Valley

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Flatiron Valley is a north-south valley including a sub-glacial lake, located in the south part of the Ganymede Heights, marginal to Jupiter Glacier, situated in eastern Alexander Island, Antarctica. The name derives from field work in 1978–79 by the Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, with British Antarctic Survey support. It was named from the triangular slope facets between prominent gullies on the west side of the valley.[1] The site lies within Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.147.[2]

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  1. ^ "Flatiron Valley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Ablation Valley and Ganymede Heights, Alexander Island". Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 147: Measure 1. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2002. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 

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

Coordinates: 70°54′S 68°29′W / 70.900°S 68.483°W / -70.900; -68.483