News From the Field
New map exposes previously unseen details of seafloor
October 2, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, and their colleagues have created a new map of the world's seafloor. Twice as accurate as the previous version, the new map features a much more vivid picture of seafloor structures, including thousands of previously uncharted mountains.Full Story
University of California, San Diego
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