McKay Valley (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
McKay Valley (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Valley (2g)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The central valley of three largely ice-free valleys that trend E from Midnight Plateau in the Darwin Mountains. Named after Christopher P. McKay, physicist, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, who carried out investigations in McMurdo Dry Valleys (micrometeorology, thickness of ice in frozen lakes, stability of ground ice) in 15 austral summers beginning c.1980.
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