Darwin Glacier (Antarctica)

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Darwin Glacier (79°53′S 159°00′E / 79.883°S 159.000°E / -79.883; 159.000Coordinates: 79°53′S 159°00′E / 79.883°S 159.000°E / -79.883; 159.000) is a large glacier flowing from the polar plateau eastward between the Darwin Mountains and the Cook Mountains to the Ross Ice Shelf. The lower part of the glacier was mapped by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, and the whole area traversed by New Zealand parties of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1956–58). The glacier was named in association with the Darwin Mountains (themselves named after Leonard Darwin).

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