Name details

Morris Glacier

Morris Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Morris Glacier  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Id 140172

Feature type: Glacier

Origin

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

Narrative

Glacier about 12 km long and 4 km wide flowing south-west into Square Bay, opposite Centre Island, Fallières Coast. Its terminus merges with Swithinbank Glacier to the south. Named for Professor Elizabeth M. Morris (b. 1946), a glaciologist with the British Antarctic Survey and later with the Scott Polar Research Institute. She was in the vanguard of British women scientists in Antarctica and undertook a number of traverses in the southern Antarctic Peninsula and on Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf. Her work to understand the mass balance of ice sheets encompassed measurement of snow accumulation rates and temperatures, and a range of measurements to ground-truth satellite observations of the ice sheet. Morris was Head of the Ice and Climate Division at BAS from 1986 to 1999 and was awarded the OBE in 2000 and the Polar Medal in 2003.

Named For

Named for Professor Elizabeth M. Morris (b. 1946), a glaciologist with the British Antarctic Survey and later with the Scott Polar Research Institute. She was in the vanguard of British women scientists in Antarctica and undertook a number of traverses in the southern Antarctic Peninsula and on Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf. Her work to understand the mass balance of ice sheets encompassed measurement of snow accumulation rates and temperatures, and a range of measurements to ground-truth satellite observations of the ice sheet. Morris was Head of the Ice and Climate Division at BAS from 1986 to 1999 and was awarded the OBE in 2000 and the Polar Medal in 2003.

Location

Latitude:
67° 53' 34.4" S
-67.89290°
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Longitude:
66° 43' 19.0" W
-66.72195°
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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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