Kienle Cirque

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Kienle Cirque (78°4′S 167°21′E / 78.067°S 167.350°E / -78.067; 167.350Coordinates: 78°4′S 167°21′E / 78.067°S 167.350°E / -78.067; 167.350) is an ice-filled cirque, 2 nautical miles (4 km) wide, the largest cirque on the west side of White Island, in the Ross Archipelago, Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (1999) after Juergen Kienle of the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, a team leader for the investigation of volcanic activity and seismicity at nearby Mount Erebus in six seasons, 1980–81 through 1985–86.[1]


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