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