McMurdo Ice Shelf (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
McMurdo Ice Shelf (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Ice shelf (12)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
That part of the Ross Ice Shelf bounded by Ross Island, Brown Peninsula, Black Island, White Island and with the eastern boundary along a line between White Island and Cape MacKay. The feature has characteristics quite distinct from the Ross Ice Shelf.
Named by Arnold J Heine of the McMurdo Ice Shelf Project, 1962-63. The name was applied once the feature was found to be distinct from the Ross Ice Shelf.
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