Weatherwax Glacier

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Weatherwax Glacier (77°38′S 163°36′E / 77.633°S 163.600°E / -77.633; 163.600Coordinates: 77°38′S 163°36′E / 77.633°S 163.600°E / -77.633; 163.600) is a glacier which occupies the elevated basin south of Mount Barnes in Kukri Hills, Victoria Land. It drains southeast from 800 m elevation and terminates in a narrow glacial snout on rock bluffs 200 m above New Harbour. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2000) after Allan T. Weatherwax, physicist, Institute of Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, who conducted investigations of the atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere at McMurdo Station, South Pole Station, and several of the Automated Geophysical Observatories (AGOs) located on the Antarctic plateau; completed 10 field seasons in Antarctica, 1988-89 through 1998-99.

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