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McDonald Ice Rumples: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding McDonald Ice Rumples in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about McDonald Ice Rumples should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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