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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9673

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 55' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
136° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.9166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -136

Elevation (see definition): 1000

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966

Description (see definition): Broad, mainly snow-covered heights about 35 mi long and rising over 1,000 m between Cape Burks and Morris Head on the coast of Marie Byrd Land. The heights are bounded southward by the Hull, Kirkpatrick and Johnson Glaciers. The feature was photographed from aircraft of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41. It was observed and partially mapped from the USS Glacier during Feb. 1962, and was mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1965. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Captain Edwin A. McDonald, U.S. Navy (USN), Deputy Commander of the U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, in 1962, and Commander of the Task Unit that explored this coast in the Glacier in Feb. 1962.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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