Böhnecke Glacier

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Böhnecke Glacier (72°23′S 61°25′W / 72.383°S 61.417°W / -72.383; -61.417Coordinates: 72°23′S 61°25′W / 72.383°S 61.417°W / -72.383; -61.417) is a steep glacier 3 nautical miles (6 km) wide, which flows southeast to the northwest side of Violante Inlet, on the east coast of Palmer Land. It was discovered and photographed from the air in December 1940 by members of the United States Antarctic Service. During 1947 the glacier was photographed from the air by members of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition under Finn Ronne, who in conjunction with the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted it from the ground. It was named by FIDS for Gunther Böhnecke, a German oceanographer and a member of the German expedition in the Meteor, 1925–27.[1]


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