Auger Hill

Auger Hill (78°0′S 164°16′E / 78.000°S 164.267°E / -78.000; 164.267Coordinates: 78°0′S 164°16′E / 78.000°S 164.267°E / -78.000; 164.267) is a hill in Antarctica. Its peak rises to 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) between Handley Hill and Coral Hill in the Keble Hills of the Scott Coast. It was named by the New Zealand Geographic Board in 1994; as shallow soil deposits occur on the summit; an auger was used to obtain deep samples, giving the hill its name.


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/21/2015. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.