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Stephenson Glacier
Heard Island and McDonald Islands on the globe (Antarctica centered).svg
Location of Heard Island and McDonald Islands on the globe
Type cirque/tidewater
Location Heard Island
Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Australia
Coordinates 53°6′S 73°42′E / 53.100°S 73.700°E / -53.100; 73.700
Thickness approximately 55 m
Terminus between Dovers Moraine and Stephenson Lagoon
Status Retreating

Stephenson Glacier (53°6′S 73°42′E / 53.100°S 73.700°E / -53.100; 73.700) is a glacier close west of Dovers Moraine on the east side of Heard Island in the southern Indian Ocean. Its terminus is between Dovers Moraine and Stephenson Lagoon, with part of the glacier flowing to Doppler Hill and Sealers Beach. To the north of Stephenson Glacier is Brown Glacier, whose terminus is located at Brown Lagoon. To the southwest of Stephenson Glacier is Winston Glacier, whose terminus is located at Winston Lagoon, between Cape Lockyer and Oatt Rocks.

Discovery and naming

Stephenson Glacier was surveyed by ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) in 1948. It was named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for P.J. Stephenson, ANARE geologist on Heard Island in 1963.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Stephenson Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). Lua error in Module:EditAtWikidata at line 37: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value). Coordinates: 53°6′S 73°42′E / 53.100°S 73.700°E / -53.100; 73.700

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