Sirma Glacier

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Location of Sentinel Range in Western Antarctica.
Sentinel Range map.

Sirma Glacier (Bulgarian: ледник Сирма, ‘Lednik Sirma’ \'led-nik 'sir-ma\) is the 7 km long and 4 km wide glacier on the west side of Owen Ridge in southern Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica, situated south of Bolgrad Glacier, and flowing west-southwestwards from Mount Southwick, Mount Milton and Mount Inderbitzen to leave the range and join Nimitz Glacier northwest of Modren Peak.

The glacier is named after the Bulgarian woman rebel leader Sirma Voyvoda (1773-1858).

Location[edit]

Sirma Glacier is centred at 78°47′00″S 85°04′40″W / 78.78333°S 85.07778°W / -78.78333; -85.07778Coordinates: 78°47′00″S 85°04′40″W / 78.78333°S 85.07778°W / -78.78333; -85.07778. US mapping in 1961, updated in 1988.

Maps[edit]

  • Vinson Massif. Scale 1:250 000 topographic map. Reston, Virginia: US Geological Survey, 1988.

References[edit]

This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.