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Bellisime Glacier
Thurston Island - en.svg
Map of Thurston Island
Map showing the location of Bellisime Glacier
Map showing the location of Bellisime Glacier
Location in Antarctica
Location Ellsworth Land
Coordinates 72°19′S 99°53′W / 72.317°S 99.883°W / -72.317; -99.883
Length 4 nmi (7 km; 5 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus east of Myers Glacier
Status unknown
ThurstonIsland Terra MODIS
Satellite image of Thurston Island.

Bellisime Glacier (72°19′S 99°53′W / 72.317°S 99.883°W / -72.317; -99.883) is a glacier about 4 nautical miles (7 km) long flowing south from Thurston Island east of Myers Glacier. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Lynda B. Bellisime of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Flagstaff, Arizona, part of the USGS team that compiled the 1:5,000,000-scale Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer maps of Antarctica and the 1:250,000-scale Landsat TM image maps of the Siple Coast area in the 1990s.


  • Thurston Island – Jones Mountains. 1:500000 Antarctica Sketch Map. US Geological Survey, 1967.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.
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