Boyd Glacier

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Boyd Glacier (77°14′S 145°25′W / 77.233°S 145.417°W / -77.233; -145.417Coordinates: 77°14′S 145°25′W / 77.233°S 145.417°W / -77.233; -145.417) is a heavily crevassed glacier flowing west-northwest for about 45 nautical miles (80 km) to the Sulzberger Ice Shelf between Bailey Ridge and Mount Douglass in the Ford Ranges of Marie Byrd Land. It was discovered on aerial flights of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition in 1934, and named for Vernon D. Boyd, an expedition machinist, and a member of West Base of the United States Antarctic Service (1939–41).[1]


  1. ^ "Boyd Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-08-11.

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