Sørsdal Glacier

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Sørsdal Glacier
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Location of Princess Elizabeth Land
Map showing the location of Sørsdal Glacier
Map showing the location of Sørsdal Glacier
Location of Sørsdal Glacier in Antarctica
Type heavily crevassed
Location Princess Elizabeth Land
Coordinates 68°41′S 78°15′E / 68.683°S 78.250°E / -68.683; 78.250
Length 15 nmi (28 km; 17 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus Prydz Bay
Status unknown
Landsat image of the Sorsdal Glacier region.

Sørsdal Glacier (68°41′S 78°15′E / 68.683°S 78.250°E / -68.683; 78.250Coordinates: 68°41′S 78°15′E / 68.683°S 78.250°E / -68.683; 78.250) is a heavily crevassed glacier on the Ingrid Christensen Coast of Princess Elizabeth Land in Antarctica, 15 nautical miles (28 km) long, flowing westward along the south side of Krok Fjord and the Vestfold Hills and terminating in a prominent glacier tongue at Prydz Bay. Discovered in February 1935 by a Norwegian expedition under Captain Klarius Mikkelsen and named for Lief Sørsdal, a Norwegian dentist and a member of the party from the whaling ship Thorshavn that landed at the northern end of the Vestfold Hills.[1][2]

The Sørsdal Glacier Tongue (68°42′S 78°0′E / 68.700°S 78.000°E / -68.700; 78.000) is the prominent seaward extension of Sørsdal Glacier into Prydz Bay.[3]

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  1. ^ "Sørsdal Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Norman, F.I.; Gibson, J.A.E.; Burgess, J.S. (October 1998). "Klarius Mikkelsen's 1935 landing in the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica: some fiction and some facts". Polar Record. 34 (191): 293–304. doi:10.1017/S0032247400025985. 
  3. ^ "Sørsdal Glacier Tongue". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2015-12-01.