Lyell Glacier, South Georgia

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Lyell Glacier (54°17′S 36°37′W / 54.283°S 36.617°W / -54.283; -36.617Coordinates: 54°17′S 36°37′W / 54.283°S 36.617°W / -54.283; -36.617) is a glacier flowing in a northerly direction to Harpon Bay at the southeast head of Cumberland West Bay, South Georgia. It was mapped by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Otto Nordenskjöld, who named it for Sir Charles Lyell, an eminent British geologist.[1]

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