McMurdo Sound

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Mc·Mur·do Sound

An inlet of the Ross Sea in Antarctica off the coast of Victoria Land. A US research and exploration base is here.

McMurdo Sound

(Placename) an inlet of the Ross Sea in Antarctica, north of Victoria Land

Mc•Mur′do Sound′

(məkˈmɜr doʊ)
an inlet of Ross Sea, in Antarctica, N of Victoria Land.
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It was a round-robin flight from Auckland, providing a scenic view from 2000 feet of McMurdo Sound, 27 miles west of Mt.
Studies of population dynamics of penguins and seals in McMurdo Sound. The study of life in extreme environments under Antarctic ice sheets.
Last December, Bergel completed a 30-day expedition in a near-standard 2.2-litre diesel Santa Fe, driving across Antarctica from Union Camp to McMurdo Sound and back again, commemorating the centenary of Shackleton's heroic Trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-16.
For example, skiways for Williams Field (NZWD) at McMurdo Station move about a foot a day as the ice flows toward McMurdo Sound.
(34) In the event, the Magnetic Pole expedition was delayed by difficult conditions and never returned along the McMurdo Sound coast, being picked up further to the north.
A container ship follows an ice-breaker into McMurdo Sound once a year to deliver food.
She then describes the essentials of surviving the main places to visit and explore in Antarctica: the Peninsula, McMurdo Sound and the South Pole.
The Polar Star left its home port of Seattle in early December to take part in one of its main missions, Operation Deep Freeze, to break a channel through the sea ice of McMurdo Sound to resupply and refuel the US Antarctic Programme's McMurdo Station on Ross Island.
The wreckage was seen by a United States search aircraft near Mount Erebus, not far from Scott Base in McMurdo Sound. There was no immediate reports of any survivors.
In McMurdo Sound in the Ross Sea, there is a third recognized zone between 5 and 33 m, a zone that differs in two important ways.
The bottles of Mackinlay whisky were among three crates that remained of the expedition, and were found in ice under the floorboards of Shackleton's hut at Cape Royds on Ross Island near McMurdo Sound in 2007.