Kienle Nunataks

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Kienle Nunataks (77°28′S 168°36′E / 77.467°S 168.600°E / -77.467; 168.600Coordinates: 77°28′S 168°36′E / 77.467°S 168.600°E / -77.467; 168.600) are three aligned nunataks to the north of Mount Terror in northeastern Ross Island, Antarctica. The nunataks trend east–west for 1 nautical mile (2 km) and rise to about 1,700 metres (5,600 ft). The central nunatak is 2.5 nautical miles (5 km) north-northeast of the Mount Terror summit. At the suggestion of P.R. Kyle, they were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Juergen Kienle of the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, a United States Antarctic Program team leader for the investigation of volcanic activity and seismicity on Mount Erebus in six field seasons, 1980–81 through 1985–86.[1]

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