Gowan Glacier

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Gowan Glacier
Location of Heritage Range in Western Antarctica
Map showing the location of Gowan Glacier
Map showing the location of Gowan Glacier
Location of Gowan Glacier in Antarctica
LocationEllsworth Land
Coordinates79°07′00″S 85°39′00″W / 79.11667°S 85.65000°W / -79.11667; -85.65000
Length15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
TerminusMinnesota Glacier

Gowan Glacier is a glacier about 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi) long in the Heritage Range of the Ellsworth Mountains of Antarctica, flowing north from the vicinity of Cunningham Peak in the Founders Escarpment to enter Minnesota Glacier just east of Welcome Nunatak. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1961–66, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant Jimmy L. Gowan, U.S. Navy Medical Corps, officer in charge and doctor at Plateau Station in 1966.[1]

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  1. ^ "Gowan Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-02.

Coordinates: 79°7′S 85°39′W / 79.117°S 85.650°W / -79.117; -85.650