May Glacier

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May Glacier
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Map of Antarctica, with Wilkes Land slightly to the right
Map showing the location of May Glacier
Map showing the location of May Glacier
Location of May Glacier in Antarctica
LocationWilkes Land
Coordinates66°13′00″S 130°30′00″E / 66.21667°S 130.50000°E / -66.21667; 130.50000
Length6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi)
Width5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)
Terminusbetween Cape Morse and Cape Carr

May Glacier (66°13′S 130°30′E / 66.217°S 130.500°E / -66.217; 130.500Coordinates: 66°13′S 130°30′E / 66.217°S 130.500°E / -66.217; 130.500) is a channel glacier about 5 nautical miles (9 km) wide and 6 nautical miles (11 km) long, flowing to the coast of Antarctica between Cape Morse and Cape Carr. It was delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump (1946–47), and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for William May, passed midshipman on the Flying Fish of the United States Exploring Expedition (1838–42) under Charles Wilkes.[1]

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  1. ^ "May Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-08-30.