Name details

Tolly Nunatak

Tolly Nunatak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Tolly Nunatak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 139166

Feature type: Nunatak

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

A small bedrock nunatak about 10 m x 30 m longpart of a ridge of peaks and outcrops forming the north-west margin of Flowers Hills Sentinel Range Ellsworth Mountains. It lies in a col between two higher nunataks to the north and south. The nunatak is important as the location of a GNSS base station used for geophysical surveys on the Rutford Ice Stream to the east from 2004 through to 2020.

Named For

Named for Professor Guðfinna Th Aðalgeirsdóttir (b.1972)known as 'Tolly'. She was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Swansea on a 2004-05 research project that first visited the nunatak and her work made significant advances in the understanding of the dynamics of the Rutford Ice Stream. Later Senior Scientist Danish Meteorological Institute and Professor of Glaciology Institute of Earth Sciences University of Iceland (2017) with a substantial record of glaciological research covering both Antarctica and the Arctic.

Location

Latitude:
78° 23' 43.8" S
- 78.39550°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
84° 30' 15.5" W
- 84.50430°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
USGS Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica and SCAR Antarctic Digital Database in UK APC GIS
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
1:30 m resolution
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
British Antarctic Survey
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
21-May-2019

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