Name details

Griffiths Bay

Griffiths Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Griffiths Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 136646

Feature type: Bay (3)

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

Large bay, approx 10km long and 7km wide, N of Longing Peninsula, Trinity Peninsula, developed following the break-up of the Prince Gustav Ice Shelf in 1995 and subsequent deglaciation. Named after Professor Donald Harrison Griffiths (1919-2007), one of the first UK professors of Geophysics at Birmingham University, pioneer of marine geosciences and geophysics in Antarctica and Africa (APC, 2008).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 23' 00.0" S
- 64.38333°
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Longitude:
58° 52' 00.0" W
- 58.86667°
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Altitude:
0 m
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Map

Source

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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
4-Apr-2008

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