Djerassi Glacier

Djerassi Glacier
Location of Brabant Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region.

Djerassi Glacier (Bulgarian: ледник Джераси, ‘Lednik Djerassi’ \'led-nik dzhe-'ra-si\) is a 6 km long and 7 km wide glacier situated southwest of Paré Glacier, northwest of Malpighi Glacier and north of Pirogov Glacier on Brabant Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. Draining the area north of Mount Parry, northwest of Harvey Heights and south of Mount Rokitansky, and flowing westwards into Lanusse Bay.

The glacier is named for the Bulgarian-American scientist Carl Djerassi (b. 1923), a co-inventor of the oral contraceptive pill.


Djerassi Glacier is located at 64°13′10″S 62°27′00″W / 64.21944°S 62.45°W / -64.21944; -62.45. British mapping in 1980.


  • British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map No. 3217. DOS 610 - W 64 62. Tolworth, UK, 1980.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), 1993-2006.


This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.