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Spatial Analysis

Using Satellite Imagery to Track the Ocean’s Acidity

The Earth’s oceans play a vital role in the health of the planet. Ocean dynamics impact weather patterns, it provides food and recreational opportunities, and industry related to the ocean generates significant revenue. The ocean also serves a critical function in regards to easing global warming, and scientists are now […]

GIS Data

New seafloor map: view of the Atlantic showing earthquakes (red dots), seafloor spreading ridges, and faults.New seafloor map: view of the Atlantic showing earthquakes (red dots), seafloor spreading ridges, and faults.

New Detailed Map of the Ocean Floor

More than two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by deep oceans, yet researchers know one hundred times more about the topography of Mars than about the seafloor.  While ship-based surveys provide a high resolution of the ocean’s floor, the amount of coverage by ships represents a very small fraction […]