Aster Glacier

Glacier in Antarctica
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latitude-78.583
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2/12/2011
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Aster Glacier (78°35′S 85°0′W / 78.583°S 85.000°W / -78.583; -85.000Coordinates: 78°35′S 85°0′W / 78.583°S 85.000°W / -78.583; -85.000) is an Antarctic glacier descending the east slope of Craddock Massif and flowing between Elfring Peak and Willis Ridge to Thomas Glacier in the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 2006, after Richard C. Aster, Professor of Geophysics and Department Head of Geosciences at Colorado State University, whose research in Antarctica includes volcanological studies at the Mount Erebus volcano observatory on Ross Island, glaciological, oceanic, and tectonic seismic source studies, seismic tomography, ice shelf studies, and the coupling of solid Earth geophysics and Antarctic ice sheet evolution.
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