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Lyons Cone: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding Lyons Cone 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 Lyons Cone should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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