Vacchi Ice Piedmont (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Vacchi Ice Piedmont (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Glacier (12)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A generally trapezoidal shaped ice piedmont formed from glaciers draining from the southern slopes of Mount Melbourne, from an elevation of 200 m sloping southward to the sea at Silverfish Bay, located between Shield Nunatak and Oscar Point and north of Terra Nova Bay. Named after Dr Marino Vacchi, Principle Investigator on the Ecofish Programme 2005, members of which first identified the abundance of silverfish eggs in the Bay (of which this feature marks the northern boundary). Dr Vacchi is a well known and respected member of the Antarctic fish research community. He has participated in the Italian National Antarctic Programme (PNRA) since 1987, and he has published widely on the growth, trophic ecology, reproduction and other faunal aspects of notothenioid fishes. Since 1990, he has served as an Italian delegate in the working meetings of CCAMLR.
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