Holcomb Glacier

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Holcomb Glacier (75°35′S 142°48′W / 75.583°S 142.800°W / -75.583; -142.800Coordinates: 75°35′S 142°48′W / 75.583°S 142.800°W / -75.583; -142.800) is a glacier which drains northward to the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, 9 nautical miles (17 km) southeast of Groves Island. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photographs, 1959–65, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Leroy G. Holcomb, an ionospheric physicist who worked at Byrd Station in 1971.[1]

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  1. ^ "Holcomb Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-06-20.

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