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Acosta Glacier
Map showing the location of Acosta Glacier
Map showing the location of Acosta Glacier
Location in Antarctica
Location Ellsworth Land
Coordinates 71°58′S 100°55′W / 71.967°S 100.917°W / -71.967; -100.917
Length 2 nmi (4 km; 2 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus east of Dyer Point
Status unknown

Acosta Glacier (71°58′S 100°55′W / 71.967°S 100.917°W / -71.967; -100.917) is a glacier about 2 miles (3 km) long flowing north from Thurston Island just east of Dyer Point in Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Alex V. Acosta of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Flagstaff, Arizona. He is a computer and graphic specialist, and was part of the USGS team that compiled the 1:5,000,000-scale Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer satellite image maps of Antarctica and the 1:250,000-scale Landsat image maps of the Siple Coast area in the 1990s.

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