Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Tufts Elv, 1968
The Tufts Elv is a fifty-mile long river in northwestern Greenland. It was named for longtime Tufts professor Robert L. Nichols, A1926, and his Tufts-National Science Foundation Expedition in Greenland. The name honors Tufts contributions to the understanding of the geologic history of Inglefield Land in northwestern Greenland.
The Tufts Elv is a fifty-mile long river that flows from the Greenland Ice Cap to Rensselaer Bay in the Kane Basin. It is fed entirely by melt water, dry in the winter when it becomes cold, and running in flood during the summer while the ice cap is melting.
Nichols had made two exploratory expeditions to Greenland in the late 1950s and early 1960s with Tufts students as assistants, and was one of the first men to explore parts of Inglefield Land.
Source: TC Feb. 1973