Hammond Glacier

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Hammond Glacier
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Location map of Sulzberger Bay
Map showing the location of Hammond Glacier
Map showing the location of Hammond Glacier
Location of Hammond Glacier in Antarctica
LocationMarie Byrd Land
Coordinates77°25′S 146°00′W / 77.417°S 146.000°W / -77.417; -146.000
Length40 nmi (74 km; 46 mi)
TerminusSulzberger Ice Shelf

Hammond Glacier is located on the northeast side of the Haines Mountains, flowing northwest for about 40 nautical miles (70 km) to Sulzberger Ice Shelf in the Ford Ranges of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It was discovered in 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, and named by Richard E. Byrd for John Hays Hammond, an American mining engineer and philanthropist.[1]

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  1. ^ "Hammond Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-19.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Hammond Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). Coordinates: 77°25′S 146°0′W / 77.417°S 146.000°W / -77.417; -146.000