McKay Creek (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
McKay Creek (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Watercourse
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:
A very small meltwater stream flowing through the end moraine of Suess Glacier to the western end of Lake Chad, Taylor Valley, Victoria Land. Feature shown on: NZ AntTopo50-MF09
Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1996 after Christopher P. McKay, NASA, planetary scientist, who conducted limnological research on Lake Hoare from 1982 and pioneered the use of year-round environmental data collection in dry valley ecosystems.
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