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

Feature Class (see definition): Valley

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 18176

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
79° 53' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
156° 40' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -79.8833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 156.6666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2001

Description (see definition): The central valley of three largely ice-free valleys that trend E from Midnight Plateau in the Darwin Mountains. Named after Christopher P. McKay, physicist, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, who carried out investigations in McMurdo Dry Valleys (micrometeorology, thickness of ice in frozen lakes, stability of ground ice) in 15 austral summers beginning c.1980.

Date Created (see definition): 12/23/2002

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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