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Stock Bay

Bay about 1.75 km wide, at the northern end of Peltier Channel, and adjacent to Smith Point. Formed by sustained retreat of Harbour Glacier, Wiencke Island, by more than 1 km between 1956 and 2021. Named for Gordon Stock (b.1926) who joined FIDS at the transition from Operation Tabarin to FIDS. He served first at Port Lockroy during 1946, then over-wintered in Antarctica four times with FIDS 1946 to 1950 at Argentine Islands, where he was involved with the building of Wordie House, Deception Island and South Georgia.


Hangar Cove

Cove to the west of the northern end of the runway at Rothera Research Station, bounded by ice cliffs of Wormald Ice Piedmont to the west. Named descriptively from the proximity to the aircraft hangar at the station.


Hole Peninsula

Prominent, low-lying, largely ice-covered peninsula forming the south-eastern part of Rothschild Island, adjacent to northern Alexander Island. The peninsula is about 17 km long, and includes the eastern part of Desko Mountains, including Schenck Peak. Named for Dr Malcom J. Hole, (b. 1960). Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Aberdeen and previously a geologist at British Antarctic Survey. Dr Hole completed three geological fieldwork campaigns in Antarctica involving extended overland travel between 1983 and 1987, including working in this area in 1985-86.


Dowdeswell Bay

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.


East Beach

Cobble and gravel beach on the eastern side of Rothera Point, to the east of its highest point. The feature is about 400 m long and extends about 50 m from the coast. Named descriptively.


Rumble Point

Prominent point at the northern end of the 2.5 km long promontory forming the south-west entrance to Orne Harbour, Danco Coast. The promontory runs north to south and includes Spigot Peak, 289 m. Named for Jane Rumble, OBE, (b. 1972) Head of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Polar Regions Department since 2007, Deputy Commissioner for the British Antarctic Territory, Head of UK delegation to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and UK CCAMLR Commissioner. Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Leeds and OBE for services to Polar science, marine conservation and diplomacy in 2018.


Pudsey Bay

Bay about 7.5 km wide and 6 km deep between Cape Fairweather and Shiver Point, Oscar II Coast. Named for Dr Carol Pudsey (b.1955), who spent over twenty years at BAS as a marine geologist specialising in the Quaternary of the Scotia Sea and Weddell Sea. She integrated geophysical surveys with coring on RRS James Clark Ross, taking a particular research interest in the collapsing ice shelves of the north-east Antarctic Peninsula. She was a key member of the BAS marine geology group, expanding its activities when swath bathymetry became available. First woman Principal Scientist on a BAS marine science cruise, on RRS John Biscoe in 1990, and also took part in a number of International Ocean Drilling Program cruises. Awarded the Polar Medal in 2003.


Shanklin Glacier

Glacier about 12 km long and 3.5 km wide flowing south from Farman Highland into Keller Inlet. Named for Jonathan D. Shanklin (b. 1953), Meteorologist at the British Antarctic Survey from 1977, later Head of the BAS Meteorology and Ozone Monitoring Unit. He was a member of the BAS team led by Joseph Farman (Farman Highland) that discovered the Antarctic Ozone Hole in 1985. Awarded the Chree Medal (2000) from the Institute of Physics and Polar Medal 2005. The name continues an established naming theme of Antarctic meteorologists in this area.


Giles Bay

Bay about 4 km wide and 3 km deep between Weaver Point and Tula Point at the northern end of Renaud Island, Biscoe Islands. Named for Dr Katherine Giles (1978-2013), Lecturer at University College London, whose research focussed on sea ice, ocean circulation and wind patterns, and pioneered the use of satellite altimetry to measure the thickness of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. The name continues an established naming theme of sea ice specialists in this area.


Turner Inlet

Inlet about 15 km long and 5 km wide at the mouth, between Simpson Head and Cape Kidson. A tributary of New Bedford Inlet. Named for Dr John Turner (b. 1953), meteorologist at the British Antarctic Survey from 1986. Dr Turner has had a long involvement with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) including membership of the Antarctic Climate 2100 (AntClim21) Steering Committee and Chair of the Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment Advisory Group. President of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) International Commission on Polar Meteorology from 1995 to 2003, and later President of IAMAS. Awarded the International Journal of Climatology Prize of the Royal Meteorological Society and the SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research (2010). The name continues an established naming theme of Antarctic meteorologists in this area.


Mount Fiennes

Summit at about 2550 m high on the eastern side of Elgar Uplands, Alexander Island, between Gerontius Glacier and Hampton Glacier. Named for Virginia (Ginny), Lady Twistleton-Fiennes (1947-2004). Explorer and polar radio operator, including research on very low frequency radio propagation. She played a leading role in the conception, planning and logistics support for the Transglobe Expedition 1979-82, led by her husband Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The expedition was the first to reach both north and south poles, including crossing Antarctica, and the Arctic Ocean through the North-West Passage. First woman invited to join the Antarctic Club 1985, first female recipient of polar medal 1987.


Mount Cox

Peak in the Rouen Mountains about 2950 m high between Mt Hankey and Mt Hall with 1500 m cliffs and an un-named ridge on the east side above Peel Cirque. Named for Nicholas Cox (b. 1953) who worked for BAS for over 40 years in a variety of roles. Wintered at Signy Research Station 1976 and 1977 as boatman\/builder and responsible for medical care, and Rothera 1980 as Base General Assistant, carpenter and dog driver. Later, polar guide at Rothera 1987-88, and Base Commander at Signy to 1991. Manager of the UK’s Arctic Research station at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard which he helped establish in 1991. Awarded the Polar Medal in 1992, Second Clasp in 2017 and MBE 2006.


Cape Fothergill

Prominent cape on the north side of Latady Island, forming the eastern edge of Attenborough Strait.Named for Alastair Fothergill (b.1960). Head of BBC Natural History Unit 1992-1998. Producer of high-impact documentary series advancing public awareness of Antarctica and climate change: Life in the Freezer (1993); Blue Planet (2001); Planet Earth (2006); Frozen Planet (2011) and Our Planet (2019). Awarded the Royal Geographical Society’s Cherry Kearton Medal (1996), Patron’s Medal (2012), and OBE (2019).


Hindley Glacier

Glacier flowing north from Wilson Mountains into Hilton Inlet, Palmer Land, about 20 km long and about 3 km wide at the entrance to Hilton Inlet. Named for Christopher Hindley (1948 - 2020), BAS Ships Programme and Operations Manager, 2000 to 2020. He played a key role in the development of BAS marine science through programming marine scientific cruises, and was responsible for the shipping of materials for the building of Halley VI Research Station and the chartering of BAS ships for other non-Antarctic tasks. Awarded the Fuchs Medal in 2015. Named in association with an extensive group of names for marine scientists in this area, including oceanographers, marine geologists and marine biologists.


Pinnock Nunataks

A group of nunataks extending about 9 km N-S and 6 km W-E, including Mount Smart and forming part of the Sweeney Mountains, Southern Palmer Land. Named for engineer and physicist Michael Pinnock (b.1954). He joined British Antarctic Survey in 1976, wintered at Halley Research Station, 1977, 1978 and 1981, and established the long-running SUPERDARN radar array at Halley 1987-88. Research leader and later Board member for Science Delivery 2004-2014. Awarded the Polar Medal 1985, 2nd clasp 2013. The name extends an established naming theme of atmospheric physicists in the Merrick Mountains to the west and Sky Hi Nunataks to the north-west.


Bamber Glacier

Glacier on Adelaide Island, about 9 km long and 2 km wide, flowing west from between Mount Reeves and the un-named mountains to the north, to join Fuchs Ice Piedmont north of Bond Nunatak. Named for Professor Jonathan Bamber (b. 1962), Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol. Specialist in using satellite altimetry to study the morphology and dynamics of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, and the contribution of land ice to sea-level change. President, Cryospheric Sciences Division, European Geosciences Union, 2002-07; President EGU, 2017-2019.


Francis Peak

Locally prominent peak (1136 m), with imposing cliffs on its eastern side, on the horseshoe shaped ridge east of Mount Liotard, Adelaide Island. It lies between Turner Glacier and Back Cirque. Named for Professor Dame Jane Francis (b.1956), pioneering palaeobotanist and palaeoclimatologist specialising in the study of fossil plants, especially woods, and their use as tools for climate interpretation and information about past biodiversity in the polar regions. Research roles at the Universities of Southampton, London and Adelaide, and 15 science expeditions to the polar regions. Professor of Palaeoclimatology, University of Leeds, 1991-2008 and Dean of the Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds, 2008-13. Director of the British Antarctic Survey, from 2013, and Chancellor, University of Leeds, from 2018. Awarded the Polar Medal, 2002, Geological Society of London Coke Medal, 2014, and appointed Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (DCMG) in recognition of services to UK polar science and diplomacy, 2017. Director of the British Antarctic Survey during significant development of the nearby Rothera Research Station from 2018.


King Dome

Dome rising to about 1350 m on the west side of Fowler Peninsula, Zumberge Coast, about 50 km to the west of Haag Nunataks. Named for Dr Edward King (b.1954), geophysicist at the British Antarctic Survey from 1986. King used seismic techniques to study the structure of the Antarctic continent and surrounding ocean floor. Subsequently, he was a key part of a team that developed and used ground-penetrating radar techniques to study ice stream dynamics, including work on nearby Carlson Inlet and Evans Ice Stream. King used the instruments to undertake the first detailed geophysical study of subglacial landforms beneath any active ice sheet at the nearby Rutford Ice Stream. Awarded the Polar Medal (1999). The feature lies to the south of Evans Ice Stream, named for Dr Stanley Evans (b. 1929), British physicist who, from 1961, developed the apparatus and technique for radio echo-sounding of ice caps and glaciers.


Corr Dome

Dome rising to about 550 m at the eastern end of Fowler Peninsula, Zumberge Coast. Named for Hugh Corr, glaciologist and radar engineer at British Antarctic Survey from 1986 to 2017. He developed and applied a range of geophysical measurement techniques, particularly ice-penetrating radar systems, from aircraft to study the ice sheet and the continental structure beneath. Corr took part in several large international collaborative projects across Antarctica including aerogeophysical survey of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains during the International Polar Year 2007-08. He also led the NERC Research project ‘Ice shelves in a warming world’. Awarded the Polar Medal 2005. The feature lies to the south of Evans Ice Stream, named for Dr Stanley Evans (b. 1929), British physicist who, from 1961, developed the apparatus and technique for radio echo-sounding of ice caps and glaciers.


Ladkin Glacier

Glacier about 15 km long and 2.25 km wide flowing south-west into Mosby Glacier, Lassiter Coast, to the east of Fenton Glacier. Named for Russell Scott Ladkin (b.1966). Meteorologist at British Antarctic Survey, including wintering at Halley Research Station in 1990 and 1991. From 2005 to 2018 he was the engineer responsible for airborne meteorology instrumentation. He was the instrument engineer on an airborne meteorology campaign studying the Weddell Sea polynya (area of open water in sea ice) to the east of this area in February 2008. He was awarded the Fuchs Medal 2002 and Polar Medal 2007. The name continues an established naming theme of Antarctic meteorologists in this area.


Dudeney Nunataks

A group of nunataks extending about 12 km N-S and 5 km W-E, including Mount Edward and forming part of the Sweeney Mountains, Southern Palmer Land. Named for physicist Dr John Dudeney (b. 1945). He joined British Antarctic Survey in 1966 and wintered at Faraday Station in 1967 and 1968, including as Base Commander 1968. Research scientist in the field of ionosphere\/magnetosphere physics, including roles as research leader, Head of BAS science division and Deputy Director, to 2006. Chief Officer for solar-terrestrial and astronomical research for the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research from 1992 to 1994. UK representative to the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes and a member of the UK delegation to the Antarctic Treaty, 1999 to 2005. Awarded the Polar Medal in 1976, 2nd clasp in 1995, and OBE 2004. The name extends an established naming theme of atmospheric physicists in the Merrick Mountains to the west and Sky Hi Nunataks to the north-west.


King Glacier

Glacier about 25 km long and 2.5 km wide flowing east from Dana Mountains, south of Galan Ridge, into New Bedford Inlet between Mount Cummings and Court Nunatak. Named for Professor John King (b. 1955), meteorologist at British Antarctic Survey from 1984. Head of Meteorology 1988-1999, Principal Investigator and Science Leader for Climate Processes 1999-2018, Senior Atmospheric Scientist from 2018. Honorary Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, from 2018. Member of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences. The name continues an established naming theme of Antarctic meteorologists in this area.


Bremner Glacier

Glacier flowing north from the Peck Range to meet Beaumont Glacier, east of Mount Wever, Palmer Land. The glacier has two arms in its upper reaches, to the west and east of the Peck Range, and is about 20 km long and about 3.5 km wide where it merges with Beaumont Glacier. Named for Mr Steven Bremner (b.1959), who spent 35 years as an engineer at BAS and played a key role in the development of technology for BAS science. Head of Engineering until 2019, including responsibility for scientific marine engineering for the RRS Sir David Attenborough. Awarded the Fuchs Medal 2019. Named in association with an extensive group of names for marine scientists in this area, including oceanographers, marine geologists and marine biologists.


Morris Glacier

Glacier about 12 km long and 4 km wide flowing south-west into Square Bay, opposite Centre Island, Fallières Coast. Its terminus merges with Swithinbank Glacier to the south. Named for Professor Elizabeth M. Morris (b. 1946), a glaciologist with the British Antarctic Survey and later with the Scott Polar Research Institute. She was in the vanguard of British women scientists in Antarctica and undertook a number of traverses in the southern Antarctic Peninsula and on Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf. Her work to understand the mass balance of ice sheets encompassed measurement of snow accumulation rates and temperatures, and a range of measurements to ground-truth satellite observations of the ice sheet. Morris was Head of the Ice and Climate Division at BAS from 1986 to 1999 and was awarded the OBE in 2000 and the Polar Medal in 2003.


Hindmarsh Dome

Dome rising to over 700 m forming the eastern part of Fletcher Promontory, bounded by Carlson Inlet to the north and Rutford Ice Stream to the South. Named for Professor Richard Hindmarsh, a glaciologist and ice sheet modeller at the British Antarctic Survey for more than 25 years. Hindmarsh developed advanced numerical models of ice sheets, including Antarctica, and worked on modelling subglacial bedforms. He undertook a series of field campaigns with BAS and the US and New Zealand Antarctic Programmes, mainly focussing on radar measurements of ice rises and ice domes.