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Crosswell Glacier
Location of Vinson Massif in Western Antarctica
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Type Valley glacier
Location Ellsworth Land
Coordinates 78°17′S 85°24′W / 78.283°S 85.400°W / -78.283; -85.400
Length 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus Ellen Glacier
Status unknown
Central and southern Sentinel Range map.

Crosswell Glacier (78°17′S 85°24′W / 78.283°S 85.400°W / -78.283; -85.400) is a glacier 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) long, flowing north-northeast from Mount Shinn between Sullivan Heights and Bearskin Ridge, in the central part of the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica. Together with Patton and Pulpudeva Glaciers, it enters Ellen Glacier northwest of Mamarchev Peak and southeast of Mount Jumper.

The glacier was first mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1957–59, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Colonel Horace A. Crosswell, United States Air Force, leader of C-124 Globemaster air drops in establishing the scientific station at the South Pole in the 1956–57 season.

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