Van der Veen Ice Stream

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Van der Veen Ice Stream (83°50′S 130°00′W / 83.833°S 130.000°W / -83.833; -130.000Coordinates: 83°50′S 130°00′W / 83.833°S 130.000°W / -83.833; -130.000), formerly Ice Stream B1, is a large southeastern tributary to the Whillans Ice Stream in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Cornelis J. "Kees" van der Veen, Byrd Polar Research Center and Departments of Geological Sciences and Geography, Ohio State University; glacial theoretician and collaborator with Ian Whillans, 1986–2001, in many seminal reports on the dynamics of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, including former Ice Stream B, now Whillans Ice Stream.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Van der Veen Ice Stream" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).