This page presents the geographical name data for Dennis Knoll 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): Dennis Knoll
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18934
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
78° 14' 40" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 10' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.2444444
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 166.1666667
Elevation (see definition): 400
Decision Year (see definition): 07/17/2007
Description (see definition): A gentle knoll that rises to approximately 400 meters on the SW shore of Black Island in Ross Archipelago. The knoll is ice free on the W slope and stands 2 miles SW of Mount Vision. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2007) after Dennis Hoffman, who in 2006 completed 20 years of service in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program. He worked as a carpenter, advanced to the computer tech shop and on to network engineer in eight summer seasons and 13 winters at McMurdo Station. The knoll is near the U.S. Antarctic Project (USAP) communication facility on Black Island. The honoree’s given name rather than surname was approved because of potential confusion by name similarity with a nearby feature name.
Date Created (see definition): 08/14/2007
Date Edited (see definition): No data