Hamilton Glacier (Shackleton Coast)

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Hamilton Glacier (82°40′S 160°15′E / 82.667°S 160.250°E / -82.667; 160.250Coordinates: 82°40′S 160°15′E / 82.667°S 160.250°E / -82.667; 160.250) is a glacier about 12 nautical miles (22 km) long flowing from the northwest slopes of Markham Plateau in the Queen Elizabeth Range of Antarctica into Nimrod Glacier. It was named by the northern party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (1960–61) for W.M. Hamilton, Secretary of the New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Hamilton Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).