Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishAreia Branca CanyonIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version)   
PlaceType Canyon 
Latitude 4° 31' 42" S (-4.52833°)  
Longitude 36° 54' 30.3" W (-36.90841°)  
Min. Lat 4° 34' 34.2" S (-4.5762°)  
Min. Long 36° 57' 49.3" W (-36.9637°)  
Max. Lat 4° 29' 33" S (-4.4925°)  
Max. Long 36° 50' 39.4" W (-36.8443°)  
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: Areia Branca is the name of a nearby coastal city and also that of a structural fault which is located at the head of this feature. Areia Branca is the Portuguese for White Sand.    
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 sinuous shape and a steepness of 25 to 35°. 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): 163. Maximum depth (m): 1383. Total relief (m): 1220. Dimension: 1.6 km width x 20 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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