Earth:Tumba Ice Cap

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Tumba Ice Cap (Bulgarian: ледник Тумба, romanized: lednik Tumba, IPA: [ˈlɛdnik ˈtumbɐ]) is the ice cap covering the western half of Chavdar Peninsula on the west side of Graham Land, Antarctic Peninsula. It is situated west of Samodiva Glacier, extending 7.7 km in east-west direction and 4 km in north-south direction, and draining both northwards into Curtiss Bay and southwards into Hughes Bay

The geographic feature is named after the peak of Tumba in Belasitsa Mountain, Southwestern Bulgaria.


Tumba Ice Cap is centred at 64°04′50″S 60°55′00″W / 64.08056°S 60.9166667°W / -64.08056; -60.9166667Coordinates: 64°04′50″S 60°55′00″W / 64.08056°S 60.9166667°W / -64.08056; -60.9166667. British mapping in 1978.


  • British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map. DOS 610 Series, Sheet W 64 60. Directorate of Overseas Surveys, Tolworth, UK, 1978.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), 1993–2016.


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This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission. Ice Cap was the original source. Read more.