Welcome to Lambert Glacier & Amery Ice Shelf
The Lambert Glacier, one of the world’s largest glaciers, reaches up to 65km wide and 400km long. The Lambert drains about 8% of the Antarctic ice sheet into Prydz Bay. Named in 1957 for Bruce Lambert, Australia’s Director of National Mapping, the glacier was originally called Baker Three Glacier for the photo-reconnaissance aircrew that discovered it during Operation Highjump in 1946–47. Eventually the Lambert may need to be renamed as a glacier tongue, as in recent years it was found to be afloat for much of its length; glaciers do not float.
The Amery Ice Shelf is the seaward extension of the Lambert Glacier, and is a source of beautiful jade-green icebergs.