Sabine Glacier

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Location of Davis Coast.

Sabine Glacier (63°55′S 59°47′W / 63.917°S 59.783°W / -63.917; -59.783Coordinates: 63°55′S 59°47′W / 63.917°S 59.783°W / -63.917; -59.783) is a 13.5 km long glacier on the north side of Detroit Plateau, flowing northwards along the east slopes of Korten Ridge, and terminating at the sea in Jordanoff Bay on Davis Coast in Graham Land, Antarctica. Captain Henry Foster gave the name "Cape Sabine" in 1829 to a feature lying southeast of Cape Kater but it has not been possible to identify that cape. This toponym preserves the early use of Sabine in this area. Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883), English astronomer and geodesist, was a member of the committee which planned the 1829 voyage of Foster in the Chanticleer.

Map[edit]

  • Trinity Peninsula. Scale 1:250000 topographic map No. 5697. Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie and British Antarctic Survey, 1996.

References[edit]

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