This page presents the geographical name data for Kyle 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): Kyle Hills
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17908
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
169° 02' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 169.0333333
Elevation (see definition): 2600
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): A prominent group of volcanic cones, hills, ridges, and peaks that occupy the E part of Ross Island between Mount Terror and Cape Crozier. The hills extend E-W for 8 mi, rising from sea level at Cape Crozier to c.2600 m in Mount McIntosh at the W end of the group. Local relief of features is on the order of 200 m. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2000) after Philip R. Kyle, Professor of Geochemistry, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, who worked extensively in Antarctica over 28 field seasons, 1969-2000; completed six seasons under New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (NZARP) auspices, 1969-76; principal investigator on numerous NSF research projects in 23 seasons of field work under U.S. Antarctic Project (USAP) auspices, 1977-2000, with focus on long-term research of the volcano Mount Erebus; in charge of the Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory, 2000.
Date Created (see definition): 10/31/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data