Name details

Tranter Glacier

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

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

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Id 140184

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 14 km long and 3 km wide flowing north-west from Mount Deeley to enter Lallemand Fjord between Orford Cliff and Neb Bluff. Named for Prof. Martyn Tranter (b.1956), Professor of Polar Biogeochemistry, University of Bristol. Specialist in the fields of biogeochemical processes in glacial meltwater and microbial life in sub-glacial environments. Awarded the Polar Medal in 2010. The name continues an established naming theme of glaciologists on this part of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Named For

Named for Prof. Martyn Tranter (b.1956), Professor of Polar Biogeochemistry, University of Bristol. Specialist in the fields of biogeochemical processes in glacial meltwater and microbial life in sub-glacial environments. Awarded the Polar Medal in 2010.

Location

Latitude:
66° 58' 00.0" S
-66.96667°
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Longitude:
66° 28' 00.0" W
-66.46667°
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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:
14-Jul-2020

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