Hansen Glacier

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Hansen Glacier
location Ellsworthland , West Antarctica
Mountains Sentinel Range , Ellsworth Mountains
Type Minor glacier
length 16 km
Coordinates 78 ° 21 ′  S , 84 ° 33 ′  W Coordinates: 78 ° 21 ′  S , 84 ° 33 ′  W
Hansen Glacier (Antarctica)
Hansen Glacier
drainage Dater Glacier

The Hansen Glacier is a 16 km long glacier in the west Antarctic Ellsworthland . It flows in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains from Mount Tuck in a north-easterly direction and flows into the Dater Glacier .

The United States Geological Survey mapped it based on its own measurements and using aerial photographs of the United States Navy from 1957 to 1959. The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names renamed it in 1961 after the US meteorologists Herbert L. Hansen, on the 1957 South Pole Station was active .

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