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Burdenis Glacier
Sentinel-Range-location-map.png
Location of Sentinel Range in Western Antarctica
Location of Burdenis Glacier in Antarctica
Location Ellsworth Land
Coordinates 78°14′S 86°03′W / 78.233°S 86.050°W / -78.233; -86.050
Length 3 nmi (6 km; 3 mi)
Width 1 nmi (2 km; 1 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus Sentinel Range
Status unknown
Vinson-Map
Map of Sentinel Range.

Burdenis Glacier (Bulgarian: ледник Бурденис, IPA: [ˈlɛdniɡ borˈdɛnis]) is the 6 km long and 1.7 km wide glacier on the east side of the main crest of north-central Sentinel Range in Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica. It is situated north of Delyo Glacier and south of Gerila Glacier. The glacier drains the north slopes of Mount Viets and the southeast slopes of the southern summit of Long Gables Peak, flows northeastwards and together with Delyo Glacier and Gerila Glacier joins upper Ellen Glacier north of Bruguière Peak.

The glacier is named after the ancient Roman settlement of Burdenis in Southern Bulgaria.

Location

Burdenis Glacier is centred at 78°14′00″S 86°03′00″W / 78.23333°S 86.05000°W / -78.23333; -86.05000Coordinates: 78°14′00″S 86°03′00″W / 78.23333°S 86.05000°W / -78.23333; -86.05000. US mapping in 1961 and 1988.

Maps

  • Vinson Massif. Scale 1:250 000 topographic map. Reston, Virginia: US Geological Survey, 1988.
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