Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishBaiyun HillIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version)   
PlaceType Hill(s) 
Latitude 2° 59' 12.1" N (2.9867°)  
Longitude 100° 37' 36.1" W (-100.6267°)  
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: Chinese research vessel "Dayang Yihao". Year of discovery: 2009. History: The term "Baiyun", which means white cloud, comes from a poem known as Baihua in Shijing·Xiaoya. Shijing is a collection of ancient Chinese Poems from the 11th to 6th centuries BC: "When thick clouds spread across the sky on reeds and cogon grass, heavy dew lies. The way of fate is harsh and blind. My lord has thrown me out of mind." This means white cloud lying dew on the reeds, which serves as a foil to the husband who could not take good care of his wife.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal: Associated meeting: SCUFN-30. Proposer: China Ocean Mineral Resources R&D Association (COMRA). History: 2017.    
Additional information: This feature has an irregular shape and a nearly NW-SE orientation. Minimum depth (m): 2480. Maximum depth (m): 3350. Total relief (m): 870. Dimension: 4.6 km x 2.8 km    
Part of  North Pacific Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2018-09-13 16:53:11 by Lonneville Britt
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