Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishEirik DriftHunter, S. E., et al. (2007). The Eirik Drift: a long-term barometer of North Atlantic deepwater flux south of Cape Farewell, Greenland. Economic and Palaeoceanographic Importance of Contourite Deposits. A. R. Viana and M. Rebesco. London, Geological Society. 276: 245-263.   
PlaceType Drift 
Latitude 59° 56' 10.1" N (59.93612972°)  
Longitude 41° 5' 23.5" W (-41.08986257°)  
Min. Lat 57° 1' 23" N (57.0231°)  
Min. Long 47° 46' 10.1" W (-47.7695°)  
Max. Lat 64° 2' 28.7" N (64.0413°)  
Max. Long 32° 55' 23.5" W (-32.9232°)  
Source Faugères, J.-C., et al. (1999). Seismic features diagnostic of contourite drifts. Marine Geology 162: 1-38. (look up in IMIS)
Notes Maximum age (en): Early Pliocene    
Coordinate information (en): Coordinates redefined in 2014. These coordinates represent the centroid and the bounding box of the polygon from the shapefile.    
Drift type (en): Elongated mounded and detached drift    
Mean contourite type (en): Silty-muddy    
Part of  Danish Exclusive Economic Zone (Greenland) (EEZ)  [view hierarchy]   
Influenced by  Deep Western Boundary Current (Current)  [view hierarchy]   
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Edit history Last edited on 2014-07-22 10:07:15 by Velleman Jules
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