This page presents the geographical name data for McDonald Ice Rumples in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): McDonald Ice Rumples
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9674
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 28' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
026° 18' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75.4666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -26.3
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): A severely disturbed area in the Brunt Ice Shelf, which is assumed to be aground and pushed upward in this vicinity. It covers an area 3 by 2 miles. In 1957 the maximum elevation above the general surface of the ice shelf was about 18 meters, a few hundred meters from the ice front. The Royal Society IGY expeditions occupied a base nearby (1955-59) and were familiar with this feature. It has now been identified with "Allan McDonald Glacier" reported by Shackleton's expediton in January 1915. For the sake of historical continuity the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) has given the name McDonald to these ice rumples. Allan McDonald of the British Association of Magallanes at Punta Arenas was chiefly responsible for raising funds for sending the Emma on the third attempt, in July 1916, to rescue the 22 men of the Endurance left on Elephant Island.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data