Support Force Glacier

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Support Force Glacier
Pensacola Glacier.jpg
The glacier flowing from the Pensacola Mountains onto the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf
Map showing the location of Support Force Glacier
Map showing the location of Support Force Glacier
Support Force Glacier
Location of Support Force Glacier in Queen Elizabeth Land, Antarctica
LocationQueen Elizabeth Land
Coordinates82°45′S 046°30′W / 82.750°S 46.500°W / -82.750; -46.500Coordinates: 82°45′S 046°30′W / 82.750°S 46.500°W / -82.750; -46.500
TerminusFilchner-Ronne Ice Shelf

Support Force Glacier is a major glacier in the Pensacola Mountains, draining northward between the Forrestal Range and Argentina Range to the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf. Mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and US Navy air photos, 1956–66. Named by US-ACAN for the U.S. Naval Support Force Antarctica, which provided logistical support for the United States Antarctic Program during this period.[1]

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  1. ^ "Support Force Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-11-06.