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Roché Glacier
Sentinel-Range-location-map.png
Location of Sentinel Range in Western Antarctica
Location of Roché Glacier in Antarctica
Type tributary
Location Ellsworth Land
Coordinates 78°32′10″S 85°38′30″W / 78.53611°S 85.64167°W / -78.53611; -85.64167
Length 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi)
Width 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus Branscomb Glacier
Status unknown
Vinson-Map
Vinson Massif map.

Roché Glacier (Bulgarian: ледник Роше) is the 5.8 km long and 2 km wide glacier draining the central part of Vinson Plateau in Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica. Its head is bounded by Mount Vinson to the north, Corbet Peak and Clinch Peak to the east, Wahlstrom Peak to the southeast, and Hollister Peak to the south, with the glacier flowing westwards and descending steeply north of Silverstein Peak to join Branscomb Glacier.

The glacier is named after the British pioneer of Antarctica Anthony de la Roché who discovered the first land in the Antarctic region (Roché Island, present South Georgia) in 1675.

Location

Roché Glacier is centred at 78°32′10″S 85°38′30″W / 78.53611°S 85.64167°W / -78.53611; -85.64167Coordinates: 78°32′10″S 85°38′30″W / 78.53611°S 85.64167°W / -78.53611; -85.64167. US mapping in 1961, 1988 and 2007.

Maps

  • D. Gildea and C. Rada. Vinson Massif and the Sentinel Range. Scale 1:50 000 topographic map. Omega Foundation, 2007.
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