Peterman Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Peterman Glacier (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Glacier
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
A glacier upwards of 14.5km², in Saxby Range, Victoria Land, which flows from west to east for approximately 8km into Tucker Glacier. Feature depicted on NZMS 166 SS 58-60/2 and USGS reconnaissance 58-60/2 1:250k topographic maps.
Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Kenneth Peterman of the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA). Mr. Peterman was instrumental in facilitating access to, and distribution of sub-meter commercial satellite imagery to the US Antarctic and Arctic science communities. Prior to Peterman's work, the principal sources of land-surface imagery were historical air photography and coarse resolution satellite imagery (typically at a resolution of 15m). Mr. Peterman developed paths for the near-real-time access to commercial high-resolution satellite imagery acquired for US Government use by NGA so that the Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) could exploit the data for emergency and safety purposes. His work also made it possible to collect repeat imagery of biological hotspots, areas of change in glaciers, ice sheets, and permafrost phenomena, as well as geologic outcrops, sea ice, and other areas of scientific interest. This imagery has provided new insight into time-dependent processes that were poorly understood or never before seen. The sub-meter imagery mosaic made from imagery provided by this program is used by PGC to improve the geographic coordinates in the ACAN place names database for the Antarctic. It has also been made available to international geographic naming authorities for coordinate improvements. Mr. Peterman spent the 2012-2013 season at McMurdo Station, the Dry Valleys, and around the area of McMurdo Sound.
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