Minnesota Glacier

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Location of Ellsworth Mountains in Western Antarctica.
Map of Heritage Range and Minnesota Glacier.
Map of Sentinel Range with upper Minnesota Glacier and its northern tributaries.

Minnesota Glacier is a broad glacier, about 40 nautical miles (70 km) long and 5 nautical miles (9 km) wide, flowing east through the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica, separating the Sentinel Range and the Heritage Range. It is nourished by ice from the plateau west of the mountains and by Nimitz Glacier and Splettstoesser Glacier, and merges into the larger Rutford Ice Stream at the eastern margin of the Ellsworth Mountains.

The glacier was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, which sent research parties to the Ellsworth Mountains in 1961–62, 1962–63 and 1963–64.[1]

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

Coordinates: 79°0′S 83°0′W / 79.000°S 83.000°W / -79.000; -83.000