Moffett Glacier


Moffett Glacier

Moffett Glacier (85°52′S 161°0′W / 85.867°S 161°W / -85.867; -161) is a tributary glacier, 13 nautical miles (24 km) long, flowing east from Rawson Plateau to enter Amundsen Glacier just south of Mount Benjamin, in the Queen Maud Mountains. Discovered by R. Admiral Byrd on the South Pole flight of November 28–29, 1929, and named by him for R. Admiral William A. Moffett, U.S. Navy, first Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Dept. of the Navy.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Moffett Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).