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Western Regional Coastal and Marine Geology - Introduction
Until now, studies that involve the ocean floor have been at a disadvantage due to an almost complete lack of accurate marine base maps. Materials presented here serve to introduce the Pacific Seafloor Mapping Project, an endeavour by the United States Geological Survey to produce high-resolution base maps of the sea floor. These maps are intended for use in identifying areas of erosion and deposition on the continental shelf, locating areas of geologic hazards, and locating pathways for movement of sediment and pollutants.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Journal article
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2396
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Pete Dartnel