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McMurdo may refer to:

  • McMurdo Station, a station at the southern tip of Ross Island in Antarctica.
  • McMurdo Sound, a sound about 55 km (35 mi) long and wide, lying at the junction of the Ross Sea.
  • McMurdo Ice Shelf, a portion of the Ross Ice Shelf
  • McMurdo Dry Valleys, a row of valleys in Antarctica located within Victoria Land.
  • McMurdo-South Pole highway, a highway in Antarctica.

All the above are named after Lieutenant Archibald McMurdo of HMS Terror, which first charted the area in 1841.

Also:

McMurdo Limited, a UK manufacturer of Emergency Location Beacons and Navtex



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General Info
Country Antarctica
ICAO ID NZIR
Time UTC+12(+13DT)
Latitude -77.853950
77° 51' 14.22" S
Longitude 166.468761
166° 28' 07.54" E
Elevation 1 feet
0 meters
Magnetic Variation 144° E (05/06)


Communications
ICE TWR
Opr 3 hrs prior to, til 30 min after sked OPS.(E)
126.2
134.1
270.6
340.2
INTL DISTRESS 2182
4123
MCMURDO CNTR 118.2
360.2
Communications Remarks  
EMR (2182 As rqr) (4123 USAP).
CNTR (9032 11256 5726 SSB) Grd freq cont mnt dur opr season, nml 1 Oct to 25 Feb annually.


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
11/29 10000 x 220 feet
3048 x 67 meters
ICE. - NO
16/34 10000 x 220 feet
3048 x 67 meters
ICE. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
TACAN ZIR ICE RUNWAY 075X - At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Oil O-156, MIL L 23699 (Synthetic Base)Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine
Other Fluids HPOX, High pressure oxygen servicing


Remarks
CAUTION Rwy brg strength surveyed for United States Antarctic Program (USAP) acft only -ALL OTHERS USE AT OWN RISK. For addn info call C-1-843-218-5316/5757.
FLUID 1(LHNIT) 2(LPOX)
FUEL JP-8
JASU 2(GTC-85) 4(AM32-A) 6(ESSEX B809)
MISC No hgr space avbl. Ice rwy posn determined annually by late Aug, avbl Oct - Dec,Ice rwy mrk with 4' x 4' black panels at 400' intervals for the entire length of the rwy, Feet remaining boards for the entire length of the runway. Heliportlctd S77 51.1' E166 42.8', elev 60', for USAP participants only. Lcl std time equivalent to NZ lcl std time. 25(NGH heaters). No ovrn, ice rwy grooved entire len, rwy hdgs chg annually. Ref to tmpry chg and other NOTAM info related to annual sea ice rwy, publ on MCMURDO.USAP.GOV
OIL O-156



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