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Schweitzer Glacier
Location of Schweitzer Glacier in Antarctica
Location Coats Land
Coordinates 77°50′S 34°40′W / 77.833°S 34.667°W / -77.833; -34.667
Thickness unknown
Terminus Vahsel Bay
Status unknown

Schweitzer Glacier (German: Schweitzergeletscher, 77°50′S 34°40′W / 77.833°S 34.667°W / -77.833; -34.667Coordinates: 77°50′S 34°40′W / 77.833°S 34.667°W / -77.833; -34.667) is a glacier which drains west along the north side of Littlewood Nunataks into Vahsel Bay. The Lerchenfeld Glacier, trending west-northwestward, coalesces with the lower portion of this glacier. Discovered by the German Antarctic Expedition, 1911–12, under Wilhelm Filchner. He named it for Major Schweitzer, first president of the German Antarctic Expedition Society.

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