Name details

Fricker Ice Piedmont

Fricker Ice Piedmont (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Fricker Ice Piedmont  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Id 140179

Feature type: Piedmont

Origin

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

Narrative

Ice Piedmont about 12 km wide and 6 km deep on the eastern side of Adelaide Island. It is bounded to the west and fed by glaciers descending from Mount Reeves and Mount Bouvier, and forms the coastline of Adelaide Island along Barlas Channel. Named for Professor Helen Amanda Fricker (b.1969, UK), founder and co-lead of Polar Center at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, California. Glaciologist and Science Team member on NASA's ICESat and ICESat-2 missions, and a significant figure in satellite altimetry of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets (especially ice shelves). She played a major role in the foundation of the field of Antarctic sub-ice sheet hydrology and active sub-glacial lakes. The name continues an established naming theme of glaciologists in the northern Marguerite Bay area.

Named For

Named for Professor Helen Amanda Fricker (b.1969, UK), founder and co-lead of Polar Center at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, California. Glaciologist and Science Team member on NASA's ICESat and ICESat-2 missions, and a significant figure in satellite altimetry of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets (especially ice shelves). She played a major role in the foundation of the field of Antarctic sub-ice sheet hydrology and active sub-glacial lakes.

Location

Latitude:
67° 12' 30.0" S
-67.20833°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 55' 00.0" W
-67.91667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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:
14-Jul-2020

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