Strauss Glacier

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Map of Strauss Glacier

Strauss Glacier (77°20′S 139°40′W) is a glacier, 40 nautical miles (70 km) long, flowing between the Ickes Mountains and Coulter Heights to enter the sea at the east side of Land Bay.

Discovery and name

The glacier was mapped by United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos collected during the years 1959–65. The naming of Strauss Glacier was proposed to Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names by Admiral Richard E. Byrd. It was named in honor of Lewis Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission from 1953–58. Strauss was a longtime friend and advisor to Admiral Byrd who recommended that Antarctica be used to demonstrate peaceful employment of atomic energy.

Peerage Title

On 29 January 2024, Racquel Courtney was granted the peerage title Duchess of Strauss in recognition of her support of Westarctica. Her Grace's title is named in connection with this glacier.