This page presents the geographical name data for Holmes 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): Holmes Hills
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6912
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 08' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 25' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.1333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.4166667
Elevation (see definition): 1700
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A group of ridges and nunataks rising to c. 1,700 m between Runcorn Glacier and Beaumont Glacier, bounded to SW by Brennecke Nunataks in south-central Palmer Land. Mapped by the 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 the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1978 after Arthur Holmes (1890-1965), Scottish geologist, Professor of Geology, Edinburgh University, 1943-56.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data