Priestley Glacier

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Sidewall of the Priestley Glacier in 2013
1:250,000 scale topographic map of the Priestley Névé and the upper part of Priestley Glacier.

The Priestley Glacier is a major valley glacier, about 96 km (60 mi) long, originating at the edge of the polar plateau of Victoria Land. The glacier drains southeast between the Deep Freeze and Eisenhower ranges to enter the northern end of the Nansen Ice Sheet.

First explored by the Northern Party of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, and named for Raymond E. Priestley, geologist with the Northern Party.

Priestley Névé (73°35′S 160°20′E / 73.583°S 160.333°E / -73.583; 160.333 (Priestley Neve)) is the névé at the head of Priestley Glacier in Victoria Land. Named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) in about 1966 in association with Priestley Glacier.

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

Coordinates: 74°20′S 163°22′E / 74.333°S 163.367°E / -74.333; 163.367