Mawson Glacier

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Mawson Glacier (76°13′S 162°5′E / 76.217°S 162.083°E / -76.217; 162.083Coordinates: 76°13′S 162°5′E / 76.217°S 162.083°E / -76.217; 162.083) is a large glacier on the east coast of Victoria Land, Antarctica, descending eastward from the polar plateau, to the north of Trinity Nunatak and the Kirkwood Range, to enter the Ross Sea, where it forms the Nordenskjöld Ice Tongue. The glacier was first mapped by the British Antarctic Expedition (1907–09) and named for Douglas Mawson, the expedition physicist, who later led two other Antarctic expeditions, 1911–14, and 1929–31.[1]

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