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Viking Hills: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Viking Hills 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): Viking Hills

Feature Class (see definition): Range

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16063

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
76° 42' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
161° 48' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -76.7

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 161.8

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1993

Description (see definition): A range of low hills characterized by outcroppings of reddish granite in chocolate brown dolerite, situated between Flagship Mountain and Mount Davidson in Convoy Range, Victoria Land. The hills were visited and named by the Victoria University's Antarctic Expeditions (VUWAE), 1976-77, led by Christopher J. Burgess. Named in association with Mars Hills and from their coloration, reminiscent of the color images of Mars obtained by the U.S. NASA planetary probes Viking I and Viking II that landed on Mars in July and September of 1976.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Viking Hills in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Viking Hills should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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