Ross Glacier

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Not to be confused with Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica

Ross Glacier (54°33′S 36°6′W / 54.550°S 36.100°W / -54.550; -36.100Coordinates: 54°33′S 36°6′W / 54.550°S 36.100°W / -54.550; -36.100) is a glacier 6 miles (10 km) long, flowing east from the juncture of Allardyce and Salvesen Ranges to Little Moltke Harbour, Royal Bay, on the north coast of South Georgia .[1] First mapped by the German group of the International Polar Year Investigations, 1882–83, and named for Sir James Clark Ross.

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

  1. ^ Bicheno, Hugh (2006) Razor's Edge: The Unofficial History of the Falklands War. London. Weidenfield & Nicholson. ISBN 978-0-7538-2186-2