Boyd Glacier

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The Boyd Glacier (77°14′S 145°25′W) 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 Westarctica.

Discovery and name

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.