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Sea-Floor Sunday #54: Bathymetry of the Adriatic Sea

September 6, 2009

This week’s Sea-Floor Sunday image is a perspective image of the Adriatic Sea. The warm colors are shallower waters and the cool colors are deeper; it’s also highly vertically exaggerated to emphasize the changes in water depth.

Bathymetry of the Adriatic Sea (credit: http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/adriatic/index.html)

Bathymetry of the Adriatic Sea (credit: http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/adriatic/index.html)

I found this image on this site from Dartmouth that summarizes physical oceanography research. They are looking at the dynamics of various currents in the sea — having a good map of the sea floor is key for understanding these currents.

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  1. September 8, 2009 5:45 am

    Great map. http://themappingnetwork.com

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