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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


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


A small bedrock nunatak about 10 m x 30 m long, part of a ridge of peaks and outcrops forming the north-west margin of Flowers Hills, Sentinel Rang,e 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 Institut,e 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.


78° 23' 43.8" S
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84° 30' 15.5" W
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Not recorded
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Location Method:
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USGS Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica and SCAR Antarctic Digital Database in UK APC GIS
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1:30 m resolution
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British Antarctic Survey
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Not Applicable



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