Amundsen Sea

The Amundsen Sea is a part of the Southern Ocean, Marie Byrd Land in western Antarctica and it is surrounded to the east by Thurston Island and to the west Cape Dart. The sea was named after the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen. Generally, the sea is iced up, and the Thwaites Ice Tongue sticks out into it. The ice cover in the Amundsen Sea measures approximately 3 km (2 miles) in thickness, this region is called as the Amundsen Sea Embayment (ASE). ASE is one among the three main ice basins of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.


List of Seas in Southern Ocean

Amundsen Sea
Bass Strait
Bellingshausen Sea
Davis Sea
Great Australian Bight
Gulf Saint Vincent
Mawson Sea
Ross Sea
Scotia Sea
Spencer Gulf
Weddell Sea