Oceans and seas

Banda Sea

November 13, 2011, 7:21 pm


caption Banda Sea. Source: OMC

The Banda Sea is a regional sea in the Australasian Archipelago covering approximately 470,000 square kilometers and centered at about 126 degrees E and 5 degrees S. It consists of several basins and troughs interconnected by sills whose depths are mostly greater than 3000 meters.

This article is written at a definitional level only. Authors wishing to expand this entry are inivited to expand the present treatment, which additions will be peer reviewed prior to publication of any expansion.


Further Reading

  • Physical Oceanography Index
  • Seas of the world on the Encyclopedia of Earth
  • Arnold L. Gordon, Amy Ffield, and A. Gani Ilahude. Thermocline of the Flores and Banda Seas. J. Geophys. Res., 99:18235–18242, 1994.
  • Dharma Arief. Outer Southeast Asia: A region of deep straits, including the Banda Sea. In A. R. Robinson and K. H. Brink, editors, The Sea - Vol. 11: The Global Coastal Ocean, Regional Studies and Syntheses, pages 507–522. Wiley, 1998.


Baum, S. (2011). Banda Sea. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbed0a7896bb431f68f3a5


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