Union Glacier

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Location of Heritage Range in West Antarctica.
Map of Union Glacier.
Union Glacier

Union Glacier (79°45′S 082°30′W / 79.750°S 82.500°W / -79.750; -82.500Coordinates: 79°45′S 082°30′W / 79.750°S 82.500°W / -79.750; -82.500), is a large, heavily crevassed glacier which receives the flow of several tributaries and drains through the middle of the Heritage Range, Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica. The glacier drains from the plateau at Edson Hills on the west side of the range and flows east between Pioneer Heights and Enterprise Hills. Union Glacier was mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1961-66. The name was applied by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in association with the name Heritage Range.[1]

The glacier is the site of Union Glacier Blue-Ice Runway and Union Glacier Camp.[2]


  • Union Glacier. Scale 1:250 000 topographic map. Reston, Virginia: US Geological Survey, 1966.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly updated.

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