This page presents the geographical name data for Sky-Hi Nunataks in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Sky-Hi Nunataks
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13998
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 52' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
071° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.8666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966
Description (see definition): A nunatak group 8 mi long, located 11 mi E of Grossman Nunataks and NE of Merrick Mountains in Ellsworth Land, extending from Doppler Nunatak in the W to Arnoldy Nunatak in the E and including Mount Mende, Mount Lanzerotti, Mount Carrara, and Mount Cahill. The nunataks were first seen and photographed from the air by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48. The name derives from the U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) project Sky-Hi, in which Camp Sky-Hi (later designated Eights Station) was set up in Ellsworth Land in November 1961 as a conjugate point station to carry on simultaneous measurements of the earth's magnetic field and of the ionosphere. Sky-Hi's conjugate point in the Northern Hemisphere is located in the Parc National des Laurentides, in Canada. The nunataks were mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from ground surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photographs taken 1965-67 and U.S. Landsat imagery taken 1973-74.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data