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Orwell Glacier
Map showing the location of Orwell Glacier
Map showing the location of Orwell Glacier
Location in South Orkney Islands
Location South Orkney Islands
Coordinates 60°43′S 45°38′W / 60.717°S 45.633°W / -60.717; -45.633
Length 0.5 nmi (1 km; 1 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus Elephant Flats
Status unknown

Orwell Glacier (60°43′S 45°38′W / 60.717°S 45.633°W / -60.717; -45.633) is a small glacier, less than 0.5 nautical miles (0.9 km) long, which descends steeply from the south slopes of Snow Hills and terminates in 20 m ice cliffs along the south margin of Elephant Flats in the east part of Signy Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Surveyed by DI personnel in 1927 and named by them for the Norwegian transport throughout the seasons 1925–26 to 1929–30. Resurveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1947.

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