Name details

Giles Bay

Giles Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Giles Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Id 140180

Feature type: Bay

Origin

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

Narrative

Bay about 4 km wide and 3 km deep between Weaver Point and Tula Point at the northern end of Renaud Island, Biscoe Islands. Named for Dr Katherine Giles (1978-2013), Lecturer at University College London, whose research focussed on sea ice, ocean circulation and wind patterns, and pioneered the use of satellite altimetry to measure the thickness of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. The name continues an established naming theme of sea ice specialists in this area.

Named For

Named for Dr Katherine Giles (1978-2013), Lecturer at University College London, whose research focussed on sea ice, ocean circulation and wind patterns, and pioneered the use of satellite altimetry to measure the thickness of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice.

Location

Latitude:
65° 32' 00.0" S
-65.53333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 42' 00.0" W
-65.70000°
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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