Accession Number : ADA085916


Title :   Bathymetric Atlas of the North Pacific Ocean.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a085916.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 179


Abstract : This atlas is an interpretation of the sea-floor relief based upon the most accurate sounding data and contour charts available. The contour interval (200 fathoms) was selected to show the greatest detail over most of the area, consistent with the chart scale, quantity of available soundings, and navigational precision. However, these charts are not designed for and should not be used for navigation. In addition to the basic contour interval of 200 fathoms, the 100-fathom contour is shown as a dashed line, and contours at 20-fathom intervals are included in some regions having wide continental shelves and where data are sufficient to show this amount of detail. The contours represent depths uncorrected for variations in the velocity of sound in seawater from the assumed mean velocity of 4800 ft/sec (800 fm/sec).


Descriptors :   *BATHYMETRY , *NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN , DEPTH , MAPS , CHARTS , OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY , CONTOURS


Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE