Turner Nunatak

Turner Nunatak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Turner Nunatak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 20251
Name ID: 139323

Feature type: Nunatak

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

Low, flat-topped nunatak about 1.6 x 0.7 km at an altitude of 1078 m, to the North of Hutchison Icefield. Comprised of sedimentary rock layers with petrified wood.

Named For

Named after Professor Grenville Turner FRS (b. 1936) pioneering lunar and meteorite scientist, Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester. He established the University of Manchester Isotope Cosmochemistry group and his pioneering work on rare gases in meteorites led him to develop the argon–argon dating technique that demonstrated the great age of meteorites and provided a precise chronology of rocks brought back by the Apollo missions. He was one of the few UK scientists to be a Principal Investigator of the Apollo samples during the time of the US manned Moon missions. Named in association with names of pioneers of meteorite science grouped in this area.

Location

Latitude:
81° 27' 50.4" S
-81.46400°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
26° 24' 49.0" W
-26.41360°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
1078 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:
Official
Date approved:
13-Feb-2020

Related information

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