Name details

McKnight Creek

McKnight Creek (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

McKnight Creek  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139670

Feature type: Watercourse

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

A glacial meltwater stream approximately 2.5km long, flowing southwest from the snout of Commonwealth Glacier and entering the east end of Lake Fryxell between Lost Seal Stream and Aiken Creek, in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MF10

Named For

Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Diane McKnight, research hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), leader of USGS field teams over several years (1987-94), who made extensive studies of the hydrology and geochemistry of streams flowing into Lake Fryxell.

Location

Latitude:
77° 35' 45.7" S
-77.59604°
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Longitude:
163° 16' 39.4" E
163.27762°
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Altitude:
22 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
McMurdo Dry Valleys LiDAR 2014-15
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM)
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Height at reference point

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
18-Apr-1994

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