Robison Glacier

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Map showing the location of Robison Glacier in Antarctica

Robison Glacier is a broad tributary glacier flowing northwest along the north side of La Gorce Mountains to enter Scott Glacier in the Queen Maud Mountains of Westarctica.

Name and mapping

The glacier was discovered in December 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition geological party under Quin Blackburn. Robison Glacier was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in honor of Lieutenant Commander Layton E. Robison, a pilot with U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 who served in Antarctica during Operation Deep Freeze 1964, 1965, and 1966.

Peerage title

On 7 July 2023, Grand Duke Travis bestowed the peerage title Duke of Robison upon Tommi Mustonen in recognition of their support of Westarctica and his service as Vice Consul to Finland. The duchy is named for this glacier.