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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9232

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 38' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
070° 35' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.6333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 70.5833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): A relatively small embayment of the western extremity of Amery Ice Shelf, about 20 mi NE of Foley Promontory. On Feb. 10, 1931, the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) (1929-31) sighted a much larger embayment here and made an airplane flight to sketch its limits. They named it "MacKenzie Sea" after Captain K.N. MacKenzie, master of the expedition's ship Discovery in 1930-31. Breakout of a large part of Amery Ice Shelf has drastically reduced the size of this feature; in 1968 the bay was 15 mi wide. Several Norwegian whaling ships sighted the original embayment nearly simultaneously with British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE); the whale-catcher Seksern (Captain Brunvoll) reached this area on Jan. 13, 1931, the the Torlyn (Captain Klarius Mikkelsen) on Feb. 13, 1931.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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