Pope Glacier

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Pope Glacier with Mt. Murphy in the background

Pope Glacier (75°19′S 111°22′W) is a glacier about 20 nautical miles (37 km) long, flowing north along the west side of Mount Murphy to the Crosson Ice Shelf on the Walgreen Coast, in Westarctica.

Discovery and name

The Pope Glacier was mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-66. It was named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Maj. Donald R. Pope, civil engineer on the staff of the Commander, Naval Support Force, Antarctica, 1965-67.