Russell West Glacier

Coordinates: 63°40′S 58°50′W / 63.667°S 58.833°W / -63.667; -58.833
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Russell West Glacier
Location of Trinity Peninsula in the Antarctic Peninsula
Map showing the location of Russell West Glacier
Map showing the location of Russell West Glacier
Location of Russell West in Antarctica
LocationTrinity Peninsula
Coordinates63°40′S 58°50′W / 63.667°S 58.833°W / -63.667; -58.833
Length11 nmi (20 km; 13 mi)
Width4 nmi (7 km; 5 mi)
TerminusPrince Gustav Channel

Russell West Glacier (63°40′S 58°50′W / 63.667°S 58.833°W / -63.667; -58.833) is a glacier, 11 nautical miles (20 km) long and 4 nautical miles (7 km) wide, which lies immediately north of Detroit Plateau and flows from Mount Canicula, Verdikal Gap and Trajan Gate westward into Bone Bay on the north side of Trinity Peninsula. This glacier together with Russell East Glacier, which flows eastward into Prince Gustav Channel on the south side of Trinity Peninsula, form a through glacier across the north part of Antarctic Peninsula. It was first surveyed in 1946 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) for V.I. Russell, surveyor and leader of the FIDS base at Hope Bay in 1946.

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  • Trinity Peninsula. Scale 1:250000 topographic map. Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie and British Antarctic Survey, 1996.


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