Satellite data gives improved view of ocean bottom

by Anonymous on Oct. 03rd, 2014

New seafloor map: the red dots represents earthquake occurrences
New seafloor map: the red dots represents earthquake occurrencesCourtesy David Sandwell, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have used archived satellite data to develop new, detailed maps of the ocean floor, giving scientists new insights into earthquakes, spreading seafloors, and plate tectonics. The maps are the latest to be compiled in over two decades and provide a higher resolution picture of the ocean bottom revealing features not seen in previous versions. The study appears in the journal Science.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography report

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