Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishWilson Sea ChannelIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version)   
PlaceType Seachannel 
Latitude 18° 45' 0" S (-18.75°)  
Longitude 55° 30' 0" E (55.5°)  
Min. Lat 21° 0' 0" S (-21°)  
Min. Long 53° 45' 0" E (53.75°)  
Max. Lat 16° 30' 0" S (-16.5°)  
Max. Long 57° 15' 0" E (57.25°)  
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 Wilson Piedmont Glacier, which the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913) named after Dr Edward A Wilson (1872-1912), surgeon and artist with Scott's first expedition, and chief of the scientific staff with the second. Wilson lost his life on the way back from the South Pole with Scott.    
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, southeast of Cape Roberts, Antarctica. The name was recorded in a scientific journal in 1991 and first appeared on NIWA Misc chart 'McMurdo Sound' in 1985. Minimum depth (m): 450. Maximum depth (m): 650. Total relief (m): 200.     
Part of  Indian Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2018-09-13 16:53:11 by Lonneville Britt
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