Hutchison Icefield

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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Place ID: 20249
Name ID: 139321

Feature type: Ice field

Origin

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

Narrative

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 For

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.

Location

Latitude:
81° 30' 29.9" S
-81.50830°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
26° 10' 00.1" W
-26.16670°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
1200 m
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
USGS Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica and SCAR Antarctic Digital Database in UK APC GIS
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
1:30m resolution
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
British Antarctic Survey
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
13-Feb-2020

Related information

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