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Walton Terraces

Walton Terraces (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Walton Terraces  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 139174

Feature type: Terrace


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 series of rock terraces on the western side of Léonie Island, largest island of the Léonie Islands, Marguerite Bay. The site is one of the most verdant in Marguerite Bay, with rich vegetation, streams and high numbers of birds. The terraces support an exceptional plant community with large areas of vegetation, including many closed stands of higher plants (Deschampsia antarctica, Colobanthus quitensis), mosses and a very diverse lichen flora.

Named For

Named for Professor David Walton (1945-2019), BAS terrestrial biologist, 1967-1986, Head of Terrestrial and Freshwater Life Sciences Division, 1986-1996, Head of Environment and Information Division, 1996-2006. He led the development of terrestrial biology research at the nearby Rothera Research Station in the 1990s, identifying Léonie Island as an important research site. Chair of GOSEAC (Group of Specialists on Environmental Affairs and Conservation) and recipient of the SCAR medal for International science collaboration (2006). Founder (1989) and Editor-in-chief of the journal Antarctic Science.


67° 36' 00.0" S
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68° 21' 28.1" W
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USGS Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica and SCAR Antarctic Digital Database in UK APC GIS
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British Antarctic Survey
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