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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
McMurdo Sound (NZL) 77° 30' 00.0" S 165° 00' 00.0" E Sound
Name ID: 113894 Place ID: 9341

McMurdo Sound is the area between Ross Island and the Antarctic mainland, with the following limits: On the West: from Brown Peninsula (78°02´S-165°32´E), on the Hillary Coast of the Antarctic mainland, northward, along the Antarctic coast, to Cape Roberts (77°00´S-163°09´E). On the North: from Cape Roberts eastward, a line to the northern extremity of Ross Island (77°11´S-166°50´E). On the East: from the northern extremity of Ross Island, southward, along the western coast of Ross Island. To Scott Base (77°52´S-166°40´E), on the southern end of this island. On the South: from Scott Base southeastward, a line to the northern extremity of White Island (78°00´S-167°30´E); and thence from this position westward, along the northern coasts of White Island and Black Island and continuing northwesterly, to Brown Peninsula (78°02´S-165°32´E), the point of commencement. Named in association with McMurdo Ice Shelf and McMurdo Dry Valleys. Discovered by Captain James Clark Ross in February 1841 and named for Lt. Arhibald McMurdo of the Terror.

McMurdo Sound (RUS) 77° 30' 00.0" S 165° 00' 00.0" E Sound
Name ID: 119337 Place ID: 9341

McMurdo Sound (USA) 77° 30' 00.0" S 165° 00' 00.0" E Sound
Name ID: 128724 Place ID: 9341

A sound about 35 mi long and wide, lying at the junction of the Ross Sea and Ross Ice Shelf between Ross Island and Victoria Land. Discovered by Capt. James Clark Ross in February 1841 and named for Lt. Archibald McMurdo of the Terror.

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