Darwin Glacier (Antarctica)

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Darwin Glacier
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Satellite view of Antarctica showing part of Darwin Glacier
Map showing the location of Darwin Glacier
Map showing the location of Darwin Glacier
Location of Darwin Glacier in Antarctica
LocationRoss Dependency
Coordinates79°53′S 159°00′E / 79.883°S 159.000°E / -79.883; 159.000
TerminusRoss Ice Shelf

Darwin Glacier (79°53′S 159°00′E / 79.883°S 159.000°E / -79.883; 159.000Coordinates: 79°53′S 159°00′E / 79.883°S 159.000°E / -79.883; 159.000) is a large glacier in Antarctica. It flows from the polar plateau eastward between the Darwin Mountains and the Cook Mountains to the Ross Ice Shelf. The lower part of the glacier was mapped by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, and the whole area traversed by New Zealand parties of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1956–58). The glacier was named in association with the Darwin Mountains (themselves named after Leonard Darwin).

Robertson Buttress is the westernmost in a series of large rock buttresses on the south side of Darwin Glacier between Alley Glacier and Gaussiran Glacier.

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  • Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Darwin Glacier". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)