Name details

Mackenzie Bay

Mackenzie Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mackenzie Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 39

Feature type: Bay

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A bay about 24 km wide in the most westerly part of the Amery Ice Shelf. The bay was plotted by radar by the ANARE Expedition on the MVNella Dan in 1965 and again in 1968. The name MacKenzie Sea was applied by Sir Douglas Mawson to a large embayment between the western side of the Amery Ice Shelf and Cape Darnley. Break-out of a large part of the Amery Ice Shelf in 1964 caused a drastic reduction in the size of the Bay. Named by Sir Douglas Mawson, leader of BANZARE (1929-31) after Captain K.N. MacKenzie, master of the expedition''s ship Discovery in 1930-31.

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Location

Latitude:
68° 37' 00.1" S
- 68.61669°
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Longitude:
70° 35' 00.0" E
70.58331°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
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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:
Official
Date approved:
24-Nov-1953

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