Reedy Glacier

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Reedy Glacier
Topographical map sheet Leverett Glacier: The Reedy Glacier flows into the Ross Ice Shelf in the east

Topographical map sheet Leverett Glacier : The Reedy Glacier flows into the Ross Ice Shelf in the east

location Marie Byrd Land , West Antarctica
Mountains Transantarctic Mountains
length 160 km
width Max. 20 km (roughly estimated)
Coordinates 85 ° 30 ′  S , 135 ° 0 ′  W Coordinates: 85 ° 30 ′  S , 135 ° 0 ′  W
Reedy Glacier (Antarctica)
Reedy Glacier
drainage Ross Ice Shelf
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The Reedy Glacier is a large glacier in the West Antarctic Marie Byrd Land with a length of more than 160 km and a width between 10 and 20 km. It flows from the polar plateau between the Michigan Plateau and the Wisconsin Range to the Ross Ice Shelf on the Gould Coast , where it forms the border with the Queen Maud Mountains to the west and the Horlick Mountains to the east .

It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey and United States Navy aerial photographs from 1960 to 1964. The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names named him in 1965 after Rear Admiral James Robert Reedy (1910-1999), commander of the United States Navy support units in Antarctica from November 1962 to April 1965.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ John Stewart: Antarctica - An Encyclopedia . Vol. 2, McFarland & Co., Jefferson and London 2011, ISBN 978-0-7864-3590-6 , p. 1284 (English).
Map sheet Wisconsin Range from 1966, central part of the Reedy Glacier in the western third
Map sheet Caloplaca Hills from 1966 with the southern part of the Reedy Glacier