Wilma Glacier

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Wilma Glacier
Mount Elkins Map.jpg
Map of Antarctica indicating location of Wilma Glacier
Type Mountain glacier
Location Kemp Land, Australian Antarctic Territory, East Antarctica
Coordinates 67°12′00″S 56°00′00″E / 67.20000°S 56.00000°E / -67.20000; 56.00000

Wilma Glacier is the western of two glaciers entering the southern part of Edward VIII Ice Shelf in Kemp Land, Australian Antarctic Territory, East Antarctica. The other (eastern) glacier is Robert Glacier.

Discovery and naming[edit]

Wilma Glacier and Robert Glacier were both seen by an ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) party led by Robert E. Dovers in November 1954. Dovers, accompanied by G. Schwartz, was carrying out a sledge journey and survey of Edward VIII Bay at the time. Wilma Glacier was named by ANCA for Dovers' wife. Dovers was officer in charge and surveyor at Mawson Station in 1954.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gazeteer of the Australian Antarctic Data Centre: Wilma Glacier. Accessed 23 May 2010.

"Wilma Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 31 May 2010.  Coordinates: 67°12′S 56°00′E / 67.200°S 56.000°E / -67.200; 56.000

External links[edit]

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