Leverett Glacier

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Leverett Glacier in Antarctica is about 50 nautical miles (90 km) long and 3 to 4 nautical miles (6 to 7 km) wide, draining northward from the Watson Escarpment, between California Plateau and Stanford Plateau, and then trending west-northwest between the Tapley Mountains and Harold Byrd Mountains to terminate at the head of the Ross Ice Shelf close east of Scott Glacier. It was discovered in December 1929 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition geological party under Laurence Gould, and named by him for Frank Leverett, an eminent geologist at the University of Michigan and an authority on the glacial geology of the central United States.[1]

Leverett Glacier is on the route through the Transantarctic Mountains for the McMurdo – South Pole Highway, an overland supply route between McMurdo Station and Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station.[2]

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  1. ^ "Leverett Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
  2. ^ Scott, Michon (30 August 2005). "Out of the Crevasse Field : Feature Articles". earthobservatory.nasa.gov. Retrieved 4 April 2018.

Coordinates: 85°38′S 147°35′W / 85.633°S 147.583°W / -85.633; -147.583 Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from "Leverett Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.