Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishApodi CanyonIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version)   
PlaceType Canyon 
Latitude 4° 34' 16.1" S (-4.57113°)  
Longitude 36° 48' 20.6" W (-36.80573°)  
Min. Lat 4° 37' 18.6" S (-4.6218°)  
Min. Long 36° 50' 7" W (-36.8353°)  
Max. Lat 4° 31' 17.2" S (-4.5214°)  
Max. Long 36° 46' 39.3" W (-36.7776°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version), available online at
Notes GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery: Discoverer: Brazilian survey vessel "Sirius". Year of discovery: 2011. History: Apodi is the name of a city and a river in the region. The term "Apodi" is an indigenous word that means highlands or plateau.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal: Associated meeting: SCUFN-30. Proposer: Helenice Vital, Geology and Geophysics Laboratory of Rio Grande do Norte Federal University, Brazil. History: 2017.    
Additional information: This feature has a steepness of more than 50°. The name first appeared in 2015 in a scientific paper from Almeida, N., Vital, H., and Gomes, M.: "Morphology of submarine canyons along the continental margin of the Potiguar Basin, NE Brazil". Minimum depth (m): 106. Maximum depth (m): 1415. Total relief (m): 1309. Dimension: Up to 5.0 km width x14.4 km long.    
Part of  South Atlantic Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2018-09-13 16:53:11 by Lonneville Britt
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