Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishBackbone RiseIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Rise 
Latitude 16° 12' 2.5" N (16.2007°)  
Longitude 139° 23' 9.5" E (139.38598°)  
Min. Lat 15° 58' 53.9" N (15.9816°)  
Min. Long 139° 16' 19.8" E (139.2722°)  
Max. Lat 16° 23' 32.9" N (16.3925°)  
Max. Long 139° 29' 33" E (139.4925°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Additional information (en): This feature has an elongated shape. Minimum depth (m): 3678. Maximum depth (m): 5206. Total relief (m): 1528. Dimension/size: 10 km × 50 km.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-34.2. Proposer: Japanese Committee on Undersea Feature Names (JCUFN). History: 2020.     
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: Japanese survey vessel "Takuyo". Year of discovery: 1995. History: The Godzilla Megamullion science team gave 14 names for the individualtopographic elements of the Godzilla Megamullion, such as "West ArmRidge", imitating the body parts of Godzilla from its back. Since thisfeature is in the middle of northern part, i.e., the middle of upper part, of the Godzilla Megamullion, the science team gave it the name "Backbone Rise".    
Part of  Philippine Sea (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2023-07-26 16:22:28 by Lonneville Britt
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