Geikie Glacier

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Geikie Glacier (54°17′S 36°41′W / 54.283°S 36.683°W / -54.283; -36.683Coordinates: 54°17′S 36°41′W / 54.283°S 36.683°W / -54.283; -36.683) is a glacier which flows northeast to Mercer Bay, at the southwest end of Cumberland West Bay, South Georgia. It was first charted by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Otto Nordenskiöld, who named it after Sir Archibald Geikie, a noted Scottish geologist and Director-General of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, 1882–1901.[1]

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