George VI Ice Shelf

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George VI Ice Shelf

The George VI Ice Shelf (71°45′S 68°00′W / 71.750°S 68.000°W / -71.750; -68.000Coordinates: 71°45′S 68°00′W / 71.750°S 68.000°W / -71.750; -68.000) is an extensive ice shelf that occupies George VI Sound which separates Alexander Island from Palmer Land in Antarctica. The ice shelf extends from Ronne Entrance, at the southwest end of the sound, to Niznik Island, about 30 nautical miles (56 km) south of the north entrance between Cape Brown and Cape Jeremy. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in association with George VI Sound.[1]

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  1. ^ "George VI Ice Shelf". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 22 April 2012.

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