Huron Glacier

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Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Huron Glacier from Camp Academia, with Moon Bay, Half Moon Island and Greenwich Island in the background.
Upper Huron Glacier from Ongal Peak, with Kuzman Knoll and Bowles Ridge in the background.
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.

Huron Glacier is a 7.7-kilometre (4.8 mi) long and 3.5-kilometre (2.2 mi) wide glacial flow on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica, situated east of Perunika Glacier, southeast of Kaliakra Glacier, south of Struma Glacier, west-northwest of Iskar Glacier and northeast of Huntress Glacier. It is bounded by Bowles Ridge to the north, Wörner Gap to the west and the Tangra Mountains to the south, receiving ice influx from several tributary glaciers draining the mountain's northern slopes between Mount Friesland and Helmet Peak, and running east-northeastwards to empty into Moon Bay south of Elemag Point and north of Yana Point. Camp Academia is situated on upper Huron Glacier, in the northwestern foothills of Zograf Peak.

The glacier was named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee in 1958 after the American ship Huron (Captain John Davis) of New Haven, Connecticut, which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1820–21 and 1821–22.[1]


Huron Glacier is centred at 62°37′50″S 60°06′50″W / 62.63056°S 60.11389°W / -62.63056; -60.11389Coordinates: 62°37′50″S 60°06′50″W / 62.63056°S 60.11389°W / -62.63056; -60.11389 (British mapping in 1968, Bulgarian survey Tangra 2004/05 and mapping in 2005 and 2009).

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