This page presents the geographical name data for Denton 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): Denton Hills
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17588
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 05' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 55' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.0833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.9166667
Elevation (see definition): 1703
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1999
Description (see definition): A group of rugged foothills, 24 mi long SW-NE and 9 mi wide, to the E of Royal Society Range on Scott Coast, Victoria Land. The feature comprises a series of E-trending ridges and valleys circumscribed by Howchin Glacier, Armitage Saddle, Blue Glacier, the coast, and Walcott Bay. The highest summits, Mount Kowalczyk (1,703 m) and Goat Mountain (1,634 m) rise from Hobbs Ridge in the N part of the foothills. Elevations decrease southward as in Kahiwi Maihao Ridge (1,045 m) near the center of the group and Xanadu Hills (820 m) at the S end. The principal glaciers (Hobbs, Blackwelder, Salmon, Garwood, Joyce, Rivard, Miers, Adams, Ward) flow E but have receded, leaving several dry valleys. Discovered and roughly mapped by the British National Antarctic Expedition (BrNAE), 1901-04, under R.F. Scott. The hills were mapped in detail by U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) and New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) personnel in the years following the IGY, 1957-58. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (1999) after Prof. George H. Denton (Denton Glacier) of the Department of Geological Sciences and Institute for Quaternary Studies, University of Maine, Orono, who conducted geological research in the Transantarctic Mountains and Victoria Land (including work in these hills), 1958-99, making more than 25 visits to Antarctica.
Date Created (see definition): 12/28/1999
Date Edited (see definition): No data