Sørsdal Glacier

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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, 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]

References[edit]

  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. 

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