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g104_class3_bathymetry_seafloor - Bathymetry and Sea Floor...

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Unformatted text preview: Bathymetry and Sea Floor What is Bathymetry? - submerged equivalent of topography Why is this important? - presence of continents separates ocean basins - subsurface features alter current field - bottom produces friction which contributes to steering of deep currents - coastal submarine canyons channel surface gravity waves - will talk about sea floor measurements (historical context) - initial look at collecting oceanographic data Geography 104 - Physical Geography of the Worlds Oceans Matthew Fontaine Maury Matthew Fontaine Maury (January 14, 1806 February 1, 1873) American astronomer, astrophysicist, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, and educator. Nicknamed Father of modern Oceanography and Naval Meteorology. Wrote Physical Geography of the Sea (1855), the first comprehensive book on oceanography. Matthew Fontaine Maury Matthew Fontaine Maury (January 14, 1806 February 1, 1873) American astronomer, astrophysicist, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, and educator....
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g104_class3_bathymetry_seafloor - Bathymetry and Sea Floor...

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