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Fonfon Glacier
Location of Sentinel Range in Western Antarctica
Location of Fonfon Glacier in Antarctica
Location Ellsworth Land
Coordinates 78°11′00″S 86°01′50″W / 78.18333°S 86.03056°W / -78.18333; -86.03056
Length 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi)
Width 1.2 nautical miles (2.2 km; 1.4 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus Ellen Glacier
Status unknown
Map of Sentinel Range.

Fonfon Glacier (Bulgarian: ледник Фонфон, IPA: [ˈlɛdnik fonˈfɔn]) is the 4 km long and 2.3 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 Gerila Glacier and south of the head of Embree Glacier. The glacier drains the northeast slopes of the northern summit of Long Gables Peak and the southeast slopes of Mount Anderson, flows northeastwards and joins upper Ellen Glacier southeast of Eyer Peak.

The glacier is named after the Fonfon locality on Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria.


Fonfon Glacier is centred at 78°11′00″S 86°01′50″W / 78.18333°S 86.03056°W / -78.18333; -86.03056Coordinates: 78°11′00″S 86°01′50″W / 78.18333°S 86.03056°W / -78.18333; -86.03056. US mapping in 1961 and 1988.


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