Christensen Glacier (Bouvet Island)

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Christensen Glacier is a glacier which flows to the south coast of the island of Bouvetøya, 1 nautical mile (2 km) east of Cato Point. It was first charted in 1898 by a German expedition under Carl Chun, and recharted in December 1927 by a Norwegian expedition under Captain Harald Horntvedt. It was named by Horntvedt after Lars Christensen, the sponsor of the expedition.[1][2] [3]


  1. ^ "Christensen Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  2. ^ Susan Barr. "Bouvetøya". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Prof. Dr. phil., Dr. med. h. c. Carl Chun". University of Leipzig. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 

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

Coordinates: 54°28′S 3°24′E / 54.467°S 3.400°E / -54.467; 3.400