Arena Glacier is a glacier on Trinity Peninsula, the northernmost region of the Antarctic Peninsula. The glacier is 3 miles (5 km) long and flows northeast from Mount Taylor into Hope Bay, 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Sheppard Point. The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey mapped the area in 1948 and 1955. They also chose the name Arena Glacier, due to the flat ice floor in the upper half, which was surrounded by the steep slopes of the Twin Peaks, Mount Taylor and Blade Ridge, resembling an arena.[1]

Arena Glacier
Location of Trinity Peninsula in the Antarctic Peninsula
Map showing the location of Arena Glacier
Map showing the location of Arena Glacier
Location of Arena Glacier in Antarctica
LocationTrinity Peninsula
Coordinates63°24′S 57°3′W / 63.400°S 57.050°W / -63.400; -57.050
Length3 mi (4.8 km)
TerminusHope Bay

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  1. ^ "Arena Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-12.

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

Views of Arena Glacier increasing in detail.

Coordinates: 63°24′S 57°3′W / 63.400°S 57.050°W / -63.400; -57.050