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Fiftyone Glacier
Heard Island and McDonald Islands on the globe (Antarctica centered).svg
Location of Heard Island and McDonald Islands on the globe
Type cirque/tidewater
Location Heard Island
Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Australia
Coordinates 53°11′S 73°34′E / 53.183°S 73.567°E / -53.183; 73.567Coordinates: 53°11′S 73°34′E / 53.183°S 73.567°E / -53.183; 73.567
Thickness approximately 55 meters
Terminus between Lavett Bluff and Lambeth Bluff
Status Retreating

Fiftyone Glacier is a large glacier flowing southwards, on the south side of Heard Island in the southern Indian Ocean. Its terminus is located between Lavett Bluff and Lambeth Bluff. To the northeast of Fiftyone Glacier is Winston Glacier, whose terminus is located at Winston Lagoon, between Cape Lockyer and Oatt Rocks. To the west of Fiftyone Glacier is Deacock Glacier, whose terminus is located between Cape Labuan and Long Beach.

Discovery and naming

Fiftyone Glacier was surveyed by ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) in 1948. It was named "The 1951 Glacier" by an ANARE party that made a traverse of Heard Island in 1951. The form Fiftyone Glacier was recommended by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) in 1964.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Fiftyone Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

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