Rochray Glacier facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRochray Glacier
Location of Sentinel Range in Western Antarctica
|Coordinates||72°11′00″S 101°10′00″W / 72.18333°S 101.16667°W|
|Length||5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)|
Rochray Glacier (72°11′S 101°10′W / 72.183°S 101.167°W) is a glacier about 5 nautical miles (9 km) long, located just east of Hendersin Knob on Thurston Island and flowing south to Abbot Ice Shelf in Peacock Sound. First delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in December 1946. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant (j.g.) Samuel Rochray, U.S. Navy, helicopter pilot on USS Glacier in February 1960, who made several flights in which new parts of Thurston Island were discovered. Jordan Nunatak stands between Rochray and Cox Glacier.
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