Dakshin Gangotri Glacier

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The Dakshin Gangotri Glacier is a small tongue of the polar continental ice sheet impinging on the Schirmacher Oasis of central Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. It was discovered by the Second Indian Expedition to Antarctica in 1983, and named for India’s first Antarctic research station. Since then its snout, and the area around it, has been regularly monitored and it has become a valuable site for tracking the impact of global warming through changes in the movement of the Antarctic ice sheet. The site is protected under the Antarctic Treaty System as Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.163.[1]


  1. ^ "Dakshin Gangotri Glacier, Dronning Maud Land" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 163: Measure 2, Annex M. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2005. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 

Coordinates: 70°45′S 11°35′E / 70.750°S 11.583°E / -70.750; 11.583