Ryan Glacier

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Ryan Glacier
location South Georgia
length 3 km
Coordinates 54 ° 3 ′ 0 ″  S , 37 ° 34 ′ 0 ″  W Coordinates: 54 ° 3 ′ 0 ″  S , 37 ° 34 ′ 0 ″  W
Ryan Glacier (South Georgia)
Ryan Glacier
drainage Icefjord

The Ryan Glacier is a 3 km long glacier on South Georgia . It flows west to the head of the ice fjord .

Participants of the Second German Antarctic Expedition (1911–1912) under the direction of Wilhelm Filchner mapped it and named it incorrectly typographically as the Penk Glacier after the German geographer and geologist Albrecht Penck . Since the Penck Glacier in the Antarctic Prinzregent Luitpold Land and the Albrecht Penck Glacier in the Antarctic Victoria Land are already named accordingly, the UK Antarctic Place Names Committee decided in 1957 to rename it in order to avoid confusion. The namesake of the new name is Alfredo R. L. Ryan, from 1946 president of the Grytviken- based whaling company Compañía Argentina de Pesca .

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