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Sea-Floor Sunday #41: Bathymetric map of Mediterranean Sea

February 7, 2009

Although the release of the ‘Ocean’ feature in newest GoogleEarth was last week, I still have a few other draft posts with great bathymetric images I wanted to get out. Plus, I haven’ t had the time to really explore the GoogleEarth sea-floor features. I will certainly be including those images in this series in the coming months so stay tuned.

This week’s Sea-Floor Sunday is a really nice synthesis map of bathymetry of the Mediterranean Sea. Click on the map below or here to go to the page where you can see more.


credit: Loubrieu B., J. Mascle & MediMap Group (N. Chamot-Rooke), 2007. Morpho-Bathymetry of the Mediterranean Sea, CIESM and Ifremer Special Publications (

This is a nice resource if you are interested in the complex plate tectonics of the Mediterranean area. The map also includes a few nice perspective images as well.

Perspective image of northwestern Mediterranea Sea (credit:

Look at all those submarine canyons cutting across the shelf edge … very cool.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. zouaghi Taher permalink
    May 3, 2009 4:21 am

    Please I need the gravity map of the north Tunisia offshore


  2. May 3, 2009 8:02 am

    sorry, can’t help you with that

  3. Stringfellow permalink
    January 21, 2011 6:45 am

    Hi, do you know when the contours of the Med sea floor was first mapped? Thanks much.

  4. Hajer permalink
    June 29, 2011 2:11 am

    i am a student in doctoral thesis, please i need the bathymetry map of the north of Tunisia offshore

    Thanks much

  5. June 29, 2011 7:22 am

    Hajer (or anyone else),

    I’m not a service or a store that sells data. You will have to do what I did and research and find the map yourself. Sorry.

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