Djerassi Glacier

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Location of Brabant Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region.

Djerassi Glacier (Bulgarian: ледник Джераси, ‘Lednik Djerassi’ \'led-nik dzhe-'ra-si\) is a 2.8 km long and 1 km wide steep valley glacier situated south of Gorichane Glacier, west of the head of Malpighi Glacier, northwest of the head of Mackenzie Glacier, and north-northeast of Pirogov Glacier on Brabant Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. It drains the west slopes of Harvey Heights and the north slopes of Mount Parry, and flows northwestwards into Lanusse Bay north of Venchan Peak.

The glacier is named for the Bulgarian-American scientist Carl Djerassi (1923-2015), a co-inventor of the oral contraceptive pill.


Djerassi Glacier is centred at 64°14′10″S 62°26′00″W / 64.23611°S 62.43333°W / -64.23611; -62.43333Coordinates: 64°14′10″S 62°26′00″W / 64.23611°S 62.43333°W / -64.23611; -62.43333. British mapping in 1980.


  • British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map No. 3217. DOS 610 - W 64 62. Tolworth, UK, 1980.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), 1993–2016.


This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.