Accession Number:

ADA504928

Title:

Improvement of Predicted Bathymetry for Naval Operations and Scientific Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 2005-30 Jun 2009

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV REGENTS LA JOLLA CA SCRIPPS INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-08-27

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE