Hoel Mountains

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Hoel Mountains
Hoel Mountains is located in Antarctica
Hoel Mountains
Location
Elevation2,760 metres (9,060 ft)
Geography
CountryAntarctica
Range coordinates72°0′S 14°0′E / 72.000°S 14.000°E / -72.000; 14.000Coordinates: 72°0′S 14°0′E / 72.000°S 14.000°E / -72.000; 14.000

The Hoel Mountains are a group of mountains including the Weyprecht Mountains and the Payer Mountains in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They were first photographed from the air and plotted by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–39), mapped by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos by the Sixth Norwegian Antarctic Expedition (1956–60) and named for Adolf Hoel, a Norwegian geologist and Arctic explorer, leader and member of many expeditions to Greenland and Spitsbergen since 1907.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoel Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-06-20.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Hoel Mountains" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).