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Donald Griffiths FRAS commemorated

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2008 11:59
Published on Tuesday, 20 May 2008 00:00
The UK Antarctic Place names Committee (APC) will honour the late Professor Griffiths by naming a bay on the Antarctic Peninsula after him.
 Griffiths Bay, as it will be known, is at  64 deg. 23' S, 58 deg. 52' W. The  bay, approx. 10 km long  and 7 km wide, N of Longing Peninsula, Trinity Peninsula, was formed  during the break-up of the Prince Gustav Ice Shelf in  1995 and subsequent deglaciation. 

Professor Donald  Harrison Griffiths (1919-2007) was Professor of Geophysics at Birmingham  University from 1963 and a pioneer of marine geosciences in Antarctica and the study of plate tectonics of the Rift Valley in East Africa. His obituary appeared in the February edition of 'A&G' and in the Guardian