Commonwealth Glacier

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Commonwealth Glacier
Antarctica Hiking the Commonwealth Glacier.jpg
The Commonwealth Glacier in 2009
Map showing the location of Commonwealth Glacier
Map showing the location of Commonwealth Glacier
Location of Commonwealth Glacier in Antarctica
LocationVictoria Land
Coordinates77°34′S 163°15′E / 77.567°S 163.250°E / -77.567; 163.250
TerminusTaylor Valley

Commonwealth Glacier is a glacier which flows in a southeasterly direction and enters the northern side of Taylor Valley immediately west of Mount Coleman, in Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was charted by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13 (BrAE ), under Robert Falcon Scott, and named by them for the Commonwealth of Australia, which made a financial grant to the BrAE and contributed two members to the Western Geological Party which explored this area. The north end of the glacier is bounded by Flint Ridge.

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Further reading[edit]

• Steven A. ARCONE, Karl KREUTZ, GPR reflection profiles of Clark and Commonwealth Glaciers, Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
• Gayle L. Dana, Robert A. Wharton, Jr, Andrew G. Fountain, McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Solar radiation on glaciers in Taylor Valley, Antarctica


Coordinates: 77°34′S 163°15′E / 77.567°S 163.250°E / -77.567; 163.250