Berry Glacier

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Berry Glacier
Map showing the location of Berry Glacier
Map showing the location of Berry Glacier
Location of Berry Glacier in Antarctica
Location Marie Byrd Land
Coordinates 75°S 134°W / 75°S 134°W / -75; -134
Length 40 km (25 mi)
Width 8 km (5.0 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus Getz Ice Shelf
Status unknown

Berry Glacier (75°S 134°W / 75°S 134°W / -75; -134Coordinates: 75°S 134°W / 75°S 134°W / -75; -134) is an Antarctic glacier, about 25 miles (40 km) long and 5 miles (8 km) wide, draining north between Perry Range and Demas Range into the Getz Ice Shelf on the coast of Marie Byrd Land. This vicinity was first photographed and rudely charted from aircraft of the U.S. Antarctic Service in December 1940, and the glacier was mapped in detail by the U.S. Geological Survey from ground surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–66. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Commander William H. Berry, U.S. Navy, Air Operations Officer for Task Force 43 during Operation Deep Freeze 1969–72; Operations Officer, 1973.[1]

There are seven volcanic nunataks along the east side of the glacier.[2]

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  1. ^ "Berry Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  2. ^ Wilch T.I., McIntosh W.C. (2007). "Miocene-Pliocene ice-volcano interactions at monogenetic volcanoes near Hobbs Coast, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica". USGS Open File Report 2007-1047. doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp074 (inactive 2017-08-27).