South Sandwich Trench


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South Sandwich Trench

 

a deep-water trench in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean. It extends for about 1,200 km from the outer edge of the South Sandwich Island arc and has a maximum depth of 8,428 m. It is V-shaped: within the isobath of 6,000 m it is up to 100 km wide, while at the bottom it is only several kilometers wide.

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Other areas to be explored are the Molloy Deep in the Arctic Ocean, South Sandwich Trench in the Southern Ocean and Diamantina in the Indian Ocean.

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