Brown Glacier

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Brown Glacier (53°04′S73°39′E) is a glacier just south of Round Hill on the east side of Heard Island in the southern Indian Ocean. Its terminus is at Brown Lagoon. To the northwest of Brown Glacier is Compton Glacier, whose terminus is located at Compton Lagoon, between Gilchrist Beach and Fairchild Beach. To the southeast of Brown Glacier is Stephenson Glacier, whose terminus is located between Dovers Moraine and Stephenson Lagoon.

For the glacier in Palmer Land, see Brown Glacier, Palmer Land.

Brown Glacier

Location of Heard Island and McDonald Islands on the globe
Location Heard Island
Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Australia
Coordinates

53°04′S73°39′E

Thickness approximately 55 meters
Terminus Brown Lagoon
Status Retreating[1][2][3][4][5]

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Brown Glacier was surveyed by ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) in 1948. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for K.G. Brown, ANARE biologist on Heard Island in 1951.

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