Cosgrove Ice Shelf

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Major ice features of Westarctica

The Cosgrove Ice Shelf is a 35-mile (56 km) long by 25-mile (40 km) wide ice shelf, occupying the inner (east) part of the embayment between the King Peninsula and the Canisteo Peninsula in Westarctica.

Discovery and name

It was mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant Jerome R. Cosgrove, U.S. Navy Reserve, assistant communications officer on the staff of the Commander, U.S. Navy Support Force, Antarctica, during U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze, 1967 and 1968.