Improvement of Predicted Bathymetry for Naval Operations and Scientific Applications
Final rept. 1 Nov 2005-30 Jun 2009
CALIFORNIA UNIV REGENTS LA JOLLA CA SCRIPPS INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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The impact of this research it twofold. First, our global bathymetric grid is used for a variety of purposes ranging from cautionary overlays of NGA navigation charts to popular applications such as Google Earth. Google Earth acknowledges the MOA efforts at the bottom of their display window as Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO. The addition of the shallow ocean data 300 m may be useful for global studies of coastal processes. Second, we are using the edited sounding data to assess the roughness of the seafloor for understanding the tectonics of the deep oceans as well as the effects of seafloor roughness on deep-ocean mixing.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography