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McMurdo Sound: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for McMurdo Sound 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): McMurdo Sound

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9753

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 30' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
165° 00' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.5

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 165

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): 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 Captain James Clark Ross in February 1841 and named for Lieutenant Archibald McMurdo of the Terror.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding McMurdo Sound 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 McMurdo Sound should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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