Shirase Glacier

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Coordinates: 70°5′S 38°45′E / 70.083°S 38.750°E / -70.083; 38.750 Shirase Glacier (Japanese: 白瀬氷河; Shirase Hyōga) is a large glacier entering Havsbotn, the bay that forms the head of Lutzow-Holm Bay in Antarctica. The area occupied by this feature was first mapped as a bay and named Instefjorden (the innermost fjord) by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. Surveys by JARE, 1957-62, revealed the large glacier in this position which they named after Lt. Nobu Shirase, leader of the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1911-12.[1]


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