This page presents the geographical name data for Hoopers Shoulder 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): Hoopers Shoulder
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6963
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 32' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 53' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.5333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 166.8833333
Elevation (see definition): 1800
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1972
Description (see definition): An independent cone at an elevation of 1,800 m on the W slopes of Mount Erebus on Ross Island. From McMurdo Sound it appears as a perfect pyramid of black rock, standing out as a splendid mark against the background of the ice and almost on a line from Cape Royds to the crater of Mount Erebus. The cone itself is about 100 m high and is surrounded by a deep moat or ditch, caused by the sweeping action of strong winds. It was named by F. Debenham on the second ascent of Mount Erebus for F.J. Hooper, a steward of the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1910-13. Hooper was one of the party making the second ascent.
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