3-D image of Explorer Ridge

Three-dimensional image of Explorer Ridge viewed from the southwest looking northeast. The bathymetry data were gridded at 200 meter grid-cell size. Water depths range from 1500 to 3400 meters. The image is vertically exaggerated five times. The multibeam systems used for the 2002 Explorer Ridge survey will map a portion of this area to less than a 5 meter grid-cell size. Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2002, NOAA/OER.

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Submarine Ring of Fire 2002

Submarine Ring of Fire 2002: Seafloor Mapping

Submarine Ring of Fire 2003: Seafloor Mapping

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery

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