This page presents the geographical name data for Lyons Cone 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): Lyons Cone
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17397
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 38' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
162° 30' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.6333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 162.5
Elevation (see definition): 1850
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1997
Description (see definition): A cone shaped peak 2.4 mi NNE of the Matterhorn, rising to 1,850 m on the ridge separating the heads of Lacroix, Newall, and Suess Glaciers in Asgard Range, Victoria Land. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after William Berry Lyons, American geochemist, veteran of expeditions to the Himalayas, Greenland, Iceland, and Antarctica, 1980-97; chief scientist, McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) field team, 1993-97. As a member of a University of New Hampshire field party, 1988-89, Lyons participated in glaciochemical investigations that collected two ice cores, 150 and 175 m deep, from upper Newall Glacier, in proximity of this peak.
Date Created (see definition): 09/23/1998
Date Edited (see definition): No data