Charles R. Bentley

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Charles R. Bentley (born 1931, Rochester, New York) is an American glaciologist and geophysicist. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Mount Bentley and the Bentley Subglacial Trench in Antarctica are named after him.[1] In 1957, he and a handful of other scientists including Mario Giovinetto set out on an expedition across West Antarctica in tracked vehicles to make the first measurements of the ice sheet.[2]

He was awarded the Seligman Crystal by the International Glaciological Society in 1990.[3]


  1. ^ Bentley Subglacial Trench. MapPlanet.
  2. ^ Rejcek, Peter (December 20, 2007). "Science hits the road". POLAR-PALOOZA brings polar research and issues to the public with traveling show. The Antarctic Sun. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  3. ^ "The Seligman Crystal". International Glaciological Society. Retrieved 30 November 2016.