Balchen Glacier

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Balchen Glacier
Map showing the location of Balchen Glacier
Map showing the location of Balchen Glacier
Location of Balchen Glacier in Antarctica
LocationMary Byrd Land
Coordinates76°23′S 145°10′W / 76.383°S 145.167°W / -76.383; -145.167
Thicknessunknown
TerminusMarie Byrd Land
Statusunknown

Balchen Glacier (76°23′S 145°10′W / 76.383°S 145.167°W / -76.383; -145.167) is a crevassed glacier in Antarctica, flowing west to Block Bay between the Phillips Mountains and the Fosdick Mountains in Marie Byrd Land. It was discovered on December 5, 1929, by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition and named by Richard E. Byrd for Bernt Balchen, chief pilot of the expedition.[1]


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  1. ^ "Balchen Glacier". Geographical names. Retrieved 16 January 2018.