Kirkby Glacier

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Kirkby Glacier is a glacier, 20 miles (30 km) in length. This glacier drains the central Anare Mountains of Antarctica and flows northwest to the sea 3 miles (5 km) from Cape North, and just north of Arthurson Bluff, northern Victoria Land.

Discovery and naming[edit]

Kirkby Glacier was named by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) for Sydney L. Kirkby, a surveyor on the ANARE Thala Dan cruise of 1962, led by Phillip Law, which explored the area along this coast.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kirkby Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-05-03.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 70°43′S 166°9′E / 70.717°S 166.150°E / -70.717; 166.150  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Kirkby Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).