Crosson Ice Shelf

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Crosson Ice Shelf (74°57′S 109°30′W / 74.950°S 109.500°W / -74.950; -109.500Coordinates: 74°57′S 109°30′W / 74.950°S 109.500°W / -74.950; -109.500) is an Antarctic ice shelf, about 35 miles (56 km) wide, north and northeast of Mount Murphy along the Walgreen Coast of Marie Byrd Land. The ice shelf is nurtured by Smith, Pope, Vane, and Haynes Glaciers. It was mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–66, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Commander W.E. Crosson, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer of the Antarctic Construction Group during Operation Deep Freeze 1973.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Crosson Ice Shelf" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).