Rutgers Glacier

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Rutgers Glacier
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Map depicting the location of Rutgers Glacier in Victoria Land, Antarctica
Coordinates 78°14′00″S 161°55′00″E / 78.23333°S 161.91667°E / -78.23333; 161.91667Coordinates: 78°14′00″S 161°55′00″E / 78.23333°S 161.91667°E / -78.23333; 161.91667

Rutgers Glacier (78°14′S 161°55′E / 78.233°S 161.917°E / -78.233; 161.917) is a steep glacier on the west side of the Royal Society Range in the Ross Dependency, Antarctica. Rutgers Glacier descends southwest from Johns Hopkins Ridge and Mount Rucker to enter the Skelton Glacier.[1] Abbott Spur separates the lower ends of Rutgers Glacier from Allison Glacier.[2]

Discovery and naming[edit]

Royal Society Range is located in Antarctica
Royal Society Range
Royal Society Range
Map depicting the location of the Royal Society Range in Antarctica

Rutgers Glacier was mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from ground surveys and aerial photographs taken by the United States Navy. The glacier was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, which has sent researchers to Antarctica, and in association with Johns Hopkins Ridge and Carleton Glacier.[1]


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