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Ocean Explorer Gallery: Maps
This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) site presents video animations and maps of exploration routes, bathymetry, undersea tracks of submersibles, satellite imagery, aerial photography. The section of animated images includes a three-dimentional flythrough created by using bathymetric data, video animations of a mid-ocean spreading center, an animation of the subduction zone, a subduction zone plate boundary, a hydrophone animation, a 3D rotation of a reef, a sonar mapping video, and a hydrothermal vent site. Some images have a downloadable high resolution version. Images are from all over the Earth and are divided by ocean areas.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
    • Photograph
    • Video
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this World Wide Web site is considered public information and may be distributed freely. If you elect to use materials from this Web offering, please cite NOAA as the source, and include the appropriate URL of the page(s) from which the materials were taken. If you reproduce text, please cite the original contributing author and their affiliation. Copyright: Selected copyrighted images have been contributed to the site. These copyrights are printed on the image or mentioned in image captions. If you would like to reproduce these images, you must contact the contributing source for approval.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-610
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ocean Explorer