Mackenzie Glacier

Mackenzie Glacier (64°17′S 62°16′W / 64.283°S 62.267°W / -64.283; -62.267Coordinates: 64°17′S 62°16′W / 64.283°S 62.267°W / -64.283; -62.267) is a glacier 4 nautical miles (7 km) long flowing eastward from Mount Parry to join Malpighi Glacier at the east coast of Brabant Island, in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. It was first roughly charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99, under Gerlache, was photographed by Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd in 1956–57, and was mapped from these photos in 1959. The glacier was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Scottish physician Sir James Mackenzie, a pioneer of studies of heart disease.[1]

Mackenzie Glacier
Location of Bradant Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region
Map showing the location of Mackenzie Glacier
Map showing the location of Mackenzie Glacier
Location of Mackenzie in Antarctica
LocationPalmer Archipelago
Coordinates64°17′S 62°16′W / 64.283°S 62.267°W / -64.283; -62.267
Length4 nmi (7 km; 5 mi)
TerminusMalpighi Glacier

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  1. ^ "Mackenzie Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-07-17.

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