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