Name details

McGann Point

McGann Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

McGann Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Id 137316

Feature type: Cape (8)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

A rocky, mostly ice free point or headland on the north side of the mouth of Darwin Glacier 8.5 miles westnorthwest of MacDonald Point, the south side of the mouth of Darwin Glacier where it flows into or terminates at Ross Ice Shelf.The feature was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for James McGann, Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Air Force. He served as the Mission Commander for the 304th Air Expeditionary Group from 2004 to 2008 and was responsible for managing the critical air link which provides C-17 support to the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) between Christchurch, New Zealand and McMurdo Station, Antarctica. He conducted the first ever C-17 airdrop at the South Pole Station, as well as pioneered the first test landing and procedures for the landing of C-17aircraft at McMurdo Station using night vision goggles.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
79° 49' 46.0" S
- 79.82944°
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Longitude:
159° 38' 49.0" E
159.64694°
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Altitude:
190 m
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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown The coordinates for this place name were derived from Map id 0 - This map does not exist in the SCAR Map Catalogue. in the SCAR Map Catalogue.
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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

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
19-Jul-2011

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