Name details

Francis Peak

Francis Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Francis Peak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Id 140168

Feature type: Peak

Origin

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

Narrative

Locally prominent peak (1136 m), with imposing cliffs on its eastern side, on the horseshoe shaped ridge east of Mount Liotard, Adelaide Island. It lies between Turner Glacier and Back Cirque. Named for Professor Dame Jane Francis (b.1956), pioneering palaeobotanist and palaeoclimatologist specialising in the study of fossil plants, especially woods, and their use as tools for climate interpretation and information about past biodiversity in the polar regions. Research roles at the Universities of Southampton, London and Adelaide, and 15 science expeditions to the polar regions. Professor of Palaeoclimatology, University of Leeds, 1991-2008 and Dean of the Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds, 2008-13. Director of the British Antarctic Survey, from 2013, and Chancellor, University of Leeds, from 2018. Awarded the Polar Medal, 2002, Geological Society of London Coke Medal, 2014, and appointed Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (DCMG) in recognition of services to UK polar science and diplomacy, 2017. Director of the British Antarctic Survey during significant development of the nearby Rothera Research Station from 2018.

Named For

Named for Professor Dame Jane Francis (b.1956), pioneering palaeobotanist and palaeoclimatologist specialising in the study of fossil plants, especially woods, and their use as tools for climate interpretation and information about past biodiversity in the polar regions. Research roles at the Universities of Southampton, London and Adelaide, and 15 science expeditions to the polar regions. Professor of Palaeoclimatology, University of Leeds, 1991-2008 and Dean of the Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds, 2008-13. Director of the British Antarctic Survey, from 2013, and Chancellor, University of Leeds, from 2018. Awarded the Polar Medal, 2002, Geological Society of London Coke Medal, 2014, and appointed Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (DCMG) in recognition of services to UK polar science and diplomacy, 2017.

Location

Latitude:
67° 37' 25.7" S
-67.62379°
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Longitude:
68° 26' 42.0" W
-68.44499°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Landsat-8 image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey
Source Identifier:
https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/
Source Scale:
1:30 m resolution
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
UK APC
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Approved
Date approved:
13-Feb-2020

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