Name details

McMurdo Sound

McMurdo Sound (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

McMurdo Sound  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 113894

Feature type: Sound (9)

Origin

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:

Narrative

McMurdo Sound is the area between Ross Island and the Antarctic mainland, with the following limits: On the West: from Brown Peninsula (78°02´S-165°32´E), on the Hillary Coast of the Antarctic mainland, northward, along the Antarctic coast, to Cape Roberts (77°00´S-163°09´E). On the North: from Cape Roberts eastward, a line to the northern extremity of Ross Island (77°11´S-166°50´E). On the East: from the northern extremity of Ross Island, southward, along the western coast of Ross Island. To Scott Base (77°52´S-166°40´E), on the southern end of this island. On the South: from Scott Base southeastward, a line to the northern extremity of White Island (78°00´S-167°30´E); and thence from this position westward, along the northern coasts of White Island and Black Island and continuing northwesterly, to Brown Peninsula (78°02´S-165°32´E), the point of commencement. Named in association with McMurdo Ice Shelf and McMurdo Dry Valleys. Discovered by Captain James Clark Ross in February 1841 and named for Lt. Arhibald McMurdo of the Terror.

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Location

Latitude:
77° 30' 00.0" S
- 77.50000°
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Longitude:
165° 00' 00.0" E
165.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
14-Aug-2002

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