This page presents the geographical name data for Hess Mountains 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): Hess Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6738
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 00' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.5
Elevation (see definition): 1500
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A group of mountains rising to c. 1,500 m at the head of Hilton Inlet, Black Coast, to the W of Dietz Bluff and bounded to N by Gruening Glacier, to W by Runcorn Glacier and to S by Beaumont Glacier. First photographed from the air by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1940. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from aerial photographs taken by the U.S. Navy, 1966-69. Surveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1972-73. In association with the names of continental drift scientists grouped in this area, named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN), 1978, after Harry H. Hess (1906-69), American geologist, Professor of Geology, Princeton University, 1948-69.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data