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Syrtis Hill: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Syrtis Hill 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): Syrtis Hill

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14943

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 50' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 20' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.8333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.3333333

Elevation (see definition): 500

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1994

Description (see definition): A prominent snow-free conical terraced hill, rising to c. 500 m, on the NW corner of the Two Step Cliffs massif overlooking Viking Valley, Alexander Island. The hill is an important snow-free landmark and the site of biological and geological research. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1993 after Syrtis Major, the prominent dark feature on Mars, first described by the Dutch astronomer Huygens in 1659.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Syrtis Hill in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Syrtis Hill should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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