Dowdeswell Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Dowdeswell Bay (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Bay
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Bay about 8.5 km wide and 8 km deep (2021) at the southern end of Lallemand Fjord, Loubet Coast. To the west of Hooke Point and north of, and formed by the retreat of, Müller Ice Shelf.
Named for Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Sc.D. (b. 1957), glaciologist studying the form and flow of glaciers and ice caps and their response to climate change, and the links between former ice sheets and the marine geological record. Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and Professor of Physical Geography, Cambridge University 2002 to 2021. Chief Scientist on the Weddell Sea Expedition, 2019. He represented the UK on the Councils of both the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and was Chair of the UK National Committee on Antarctic Research. Awarded the Polar Medal (1994); Founder’s Gold Medal from the Royal Geographical Society (2008); Louis Agassiz Medal from European Geosciences Union (2011) and Lyell Medal from the Geological Society of London (2018). The name continues a well-established naming theme of international glaciologists in this area.
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