Antarctic trench named for Kansas professor

gogineni

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – A trench in Antarctica has been named after a professor at the University of Kansas.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports  that the U.S. Board of Geographic Names recently named the “Gogineni Subglacial Trench” after Prasad Gogineni, who teaches electrical engineering and computer science.

The trench is hidden under the Byrd Glacier in the Victoria Land region of Antarctica.

Gogineni directs the university-based based Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, an international organization that works to predict effects of melting glaciers on sea levels. His research helped in discovering and describing the characteristics of the trench that’s named after him.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1hkuhyh ) that the U.S. Board of Geographic Names recently named the “Gogineni Subglacial Trench” after Prasad Gogineni, who teaches electrical engineering and computer science.

The trench is hidden under the Byrd Glacier in the Victoria Land region of Antarctica.

Gogineni directs the university-based based Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, an international organization that works to predict effects of melting glaciers on sea levels. His research helped in discovering and describing the characteristics of the trench that’s named after him.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s