Arena Glacier

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Arena Glacier
Map showing the location of Arena Glacier
Map showing the location of Arena Glacier
Location of Arena Glacier in Antarctica
Location Trinity Peninsula
Coordinates 63°24′S 57°3′W / 63.400°S 57.050°W / -63.400; -57.050
Length 6 km (3.7 mi)
Terminus Hope Bay
Hope Bay-2016-Trinity Peninsula–Arena Glacier 01.jpg Hope Bay-2016-Trinity Peninsula–Arena Glacier 03.jpg
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Views of Arena Glacier increasing in detail.

Arena Glacier is a glacier 3 nautical miles (6 km) long, flowing northeast from Mount Taylor into Hope Bay 2 nautical miles (4 km) southwest of Sheppard Point, at the extremity of the Trinity Peninsula. It was mapped in 1948 and 1955 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey and so named by them because the flat ice floor of the glacier's upper half, surrounded by the steep slopes of Twin Peaks, Mount Taylor and Blade Ridge, resembles an arena.[1]

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

Coordinates: 63°24′S 57°3′W / 63.400°S 57.050°W / -63.400; -57.050