Christensen Glacier (South Georgia)

Christensen Glacier (South Georgia)

Christensen Glacier is a glacier 4 miles (6.4 km) long, flowing south into the eastern part of Newark Bay on the south coast of South Georgia. It was surveyed by the South Georgia Survey in the period 1951–57, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Chr. Fred. Christensen, Norwegian naval architect who, in cooperation with the shipowner H.G. Melsom, first solved the practical problems of building a slipway on a whale factory ship by converting the Lancing in 1925; he also made important improvements in the machinery for treatment and extraction of whale products.


Coordinates: 54°20′S 36°52′W / 54.333°S 36.867°W / -54.333; -36.867

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Christensen Glacier — may refer to: Christensen Glacier (Bouvet Island) Christensen Glacier (South Georgia) See also Christiaensen Glacier This disambiguation page lists articles about distinct geographical locations with the same name. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Nimrod Expedition — Jameson Adams, Frank Wild and Eric Marshall (from left to right) plant the Union jack at their southernmost position, 88° 23′, on 9 January 1909. The photograph was taken by expedition leader Ernest Shackleton. The British Antarctic… …   Wikipedia

  • Greenland — For other uses, see Greenland (disambiguation). Greenland Kalaallit Nunaat (Kalaallisut) Grønland (Danish) …   Wikipedia

  • Otto Nordenskiöld — The title of this article contains the character ö. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Otto Nordenskiold. Otto Nordenskiöld Nils Otto Gustaf Nordenskjöld (December 6, 1869 – June 2, 1928) was a Finnish and… …   Wikipedia

  • New Swabia — Antarctic expeditions International agreements 1932–33  International Polar Year 1957–58  International Geophysical Year 1959      …   Wikipedia

  • Dates of 2008 — ▪ 2009 January As we meet tonight, our economy is undergoing a period of uncertainty.… At kitchen tables across our country, there is a concern about our economic future. U.S. Pres. George W. Bush, in his final state of the union address, January …   Universalium

  • Settlement of the Americas — …   Wikipedia

  • Wonder World Tour — Wonder World Tour …   Wikipedia

  • List of caves — The following is a partial list of caves. Africa Algeria * Ain Bird Zaa El Kbira * Anou Achra Lemoun * Anou Boussouil * Anou Ifflis * Anou Timedouine * Aven Yebdar * Grotte Des Ain Beni Add * Kef Al Kaous * Rhar El Kahal * Rivière De La Tafna *… …   Wikipedia

  • Montana Grizzlies — University University of Montana Conference(s) Big Sky Conference NCAA Division I FCS Athletics director …   Wikipedia