Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishErebus BasinIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version)   
PlaceType Basin 
Latitude 77° 14' 51.9" S (-77.24775°)  
Longitude 165° 49' 41.1" E (165.82809°)  
Min. Lat 77° 38' 51.4" S (-77.6476°)  
Min. Long 165° 15' 20.2" E (165.2556°)  
Max. Lat 76° 54' 30.3" S (-76.9084°)  
Max. Long 166° 38' 33.5" E (166.6426°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version), available online at
Notes GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery: History: Named in association with Erebus Bay, Erebus Glacier Tongue, Mount Erebus and Erebus Glacier, which are located on Ross Island to the southeast of Erebus Basin and Erebus Fracture Zone. Captain James Ross named Mount Erebus in 1841 after the vessel "Erebus".    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal: Associated meeting: SCUFN-30. Proposer: New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB). History: 2017.    
Additional information: This feature is located in McMurdo Sound, west of Cape Bird, Ross Island, Antarctica. The name was recorded in a scientific journal in 1983 and first appeared on NIWA Misc chart 'McMurdo Sound' in 1985. Minimum depth (m): 600. Maximum depth (m): 900. Total relief (m): 300.     
Part of  Southern Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2018-09-13 16:53:11 by Lonneville Britt
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