Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Hutchison Icefield (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Hutchison Icefield (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Ice field
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Icefield containing a group of blue ice areas about 30 km to the east of Whichaway Nunataks, covering an area of about 20 km x 20 km and ranging between 1150-1250 m altitude. The area includes Karpenko Massif, Pillinger Nunatak and Turner Nunatak.
Named after British meteorite scientist Dr Robert Hutchison (1938-2007) who was the Curator of Meteorites at the Natural History Museum, London. He was Head of the Cosmic Mineralogy Research Programme at the NHM, and responsible for the national meteorite collection, one of the most significant meteorite collections in the world. Awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2002; asteroid 5308 named Hutchison by the International Astronomical Union. Named in association with names of pioneering meteoricists grouped in this area.
No images of this place could be found.