Slessor Glacier

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Slessor Glacier
Map showing the location of Slessor Glacier
Map showing the location of Slessor Glacier
Location of Slessor Glacier in Antarctica
LocationCoats Land
Coordinates79°50′S 28°30′W / 79.833°S 28.500°W / -79.833; -28.500
Length75 nmi (139 km; 86 mi)
Width50 nmi (93 km; 58 mi)
Thicknessunknown
TerminusFilchner-Ronne Ice Shelf
Statusunknown

The Slessor Glacier is a glacier at least 120 km (75 mi) long and 80 km (50 mi) wide, flowing west into the Filchner Ice Shelf to the north of the Shackleton Range. First seen from the air and mapped by the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE) in 1956. Named by the CTAE for RAF Marshal Sir John Slessor, chairman of the expedition committee.[1]


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  1. ^ "Slessor Glacier, Antarctica". Geographical Names. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

Coordinates: 79°50′S 028°30′W / 79.833°S 28.500°W / -79.833; -28.500