Timor Sea


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Timor Sea

an arm of the Indian Ocean between Australia and Timor. Width: about 480 km (300 miles)

Timor Sea

 

an arm of the Indian Ocean, situated between Australia and the island of Timor. The Timor Sea has an area of 615,000 sq km. Depths over most of the sea’s area do not exceed 200 m; maximum depth, in the Timor Trough, is 3,310 m. Currents flow eastward in the winter and westward in the summer. Water temperature varies seasonally from 25°C to 29°C. The salinity is 34–35 parts per thousand. Tides are irregular and semidiurnal, with heights of 3–4 m. The port of Darwin, Australia, is located on the Timor Sea.

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(17) The 1958 Conference codified multiple zones of maritime jurisdiction, including the continental shelf claims employed by Australia in its approach to the Timor Sea. The 1982 UNCLOS extended the international law on maritime jurisdiction.
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