Horntvedt Glacier

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Horntvedt Glacier
Bouvet Map.png
Map of Bouvetøya
LocationBouvet Island
Coordinates54°25′S 3°21′E / 54.417°S 3.350°E / -54.417; 3.350
Terminusnorth coast

Horntvedt Glacier (54°25′S 3°21′E / 54.417°S 3.350°E / -54.417; 3.350Coordinates: 54°25′S 3°21′E / 54.417°S 3.350°E / -54.417; 3.350) is a small glacier flowing to the north coast of the island of Bouvetøya. It is situated immediately east of Cape Circoncision. It was first charted in 1898 by a German expedition under Carl Chun, and recharted in December 1927 by a Norwegian expedition which named it for Harald Horntvedt (1879-1946), the captain of the expedition ship Norvegia.[1][2] [3]

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  1. ^ "Horntvedt Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  2. ^ "Prof. Dr. phil., Dr. med. h. c. Carl Chun". University of Leipzig. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Norvegia-ekspedisjonene". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.

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