Name details

Denton Hills

Denton Hills (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Denton Hills  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 113136

Feature type: Hill (2b)

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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Narrative

A group of rugged foothills, 24 mi long SW-NE and 9 mi wide, to the E of Royal Society Range on Scott Coast, Victoria Land. The feature comprises a series of E-trending ridges and valleys circumscribed by Howchin Glacier, Armitage Saddle, Blue Glacier, the coast and Walcott Bay. The highest summits, Mount Kowalczyk (1703 m) and Goat Mountain (1634 m) rise from Hobbs Ridge in the N part of the foothills. Elevations decrease southward as in Kahiwi Maihao Ridge (1045 m) near the center of the group and Xanadu Hills (820 m) at the S end. The principal glaciers (Hobbs, Blackwelder, Salmon, Garwood, Joyce, Rivard, Miers, Adams, Ward) flow E but have receded, leaving several dry valleys. Discovered and roughly mapped by the BRNAE, 1901-04, under R.F. Scott. The hills were mapped in detail by USARP and NZARP personnel in the years following the IGY, 1957-58. Named by US-ACAN (1999) after Prof George H. Denton (Denton Glacier, q.v.) of the Department of Geological Sciences and Institute for Quaternary Studies, University of Maine, Osomo, who conducted geological research in the Transantarctic Mountains and Victoria Land (including work in these hills), 1958-99, making more than 25 visits to Antarctica.

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Location

Latitude:
78° 05' 00.0" S
- 78.08333°
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Longitude:
163° 55' 00.0" E
163.91667°
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Altitude:
1703 m
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
12-Nov-1999

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