Name details

Laxon Bay

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

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

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Id 140182

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 10 km wide and 3 km deep between Kusunoki Point, Maurstad Point and Palosuo Islands on the west side of Renaud Island, Biscoe Islands. Named for Professor Seymour Laxon (1963-2013), Director, Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at University College London. His research pioneered the use of satellite altimetry to measure sea ice thickness and surface circulation in the Arctic Ocean and studied how the changing ice cover is affecting the coupling between the Arctic Ocean and the atmosphere. His work provided much of the evidence which eventually led to the launch of the European Space Agency's CryoSat mission. The name continues an established naming theme of sea ice specialists in this area.

Named For

Named for Professor Seymour Laxon (1963-2013), Director, Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at University College London. His research pioneered the use of satellite altimetry to measure sea ice thickness and surface circulation in the Arctic Ocean and studied how the changing ice cover is affecting the coupling between the Arctic Ocean and the atmosphere. His work provided much of the evidence which eventually led to the launch of the European Space Agency's CryoSat mission.

Location

Latitude:
65° 37' 30.0" S
-65.62500°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
66° 00' 00.0" W
-66.00000°
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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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