Schanz Glacier facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSchanz Glacier
Location of Heritage Range in Western Antarctica
|Coordinates||72°28′00″S 96°09′00″W / 72.46667°S 96.15000°W|
|Length||8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi)|
Schanz Glacier (79°45′S 83°40′W / 79.750°S 83.667°W) is a glacier 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) long in the Heritage Range, draining south between Soholt Peaks and Collier Hills to enter Union Glacier. It was mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos in 1961 to 1966. It was named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant Commander Thomas L. Schanz, supply officer with U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 during Deep Freeze in 1965.
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