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Marine Geophysical Researches

, Volume 7, Issue 1–2, pp 69–71 | Cite as

Field tests of seasat bathymetric detections

  • B. Keating
  • N. Z. Cherkis
  • P. W. Fell
  • D. Handschmacher
  • R. N. Hey
  • A. Lazarewicz
  • D. F. Naar
  • R. K. Perry
  • D. Sandwell
  • D. C. Schwank
  • P. Vogt
  • B. Zondek
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Abstract

Knowledge of the locations and sizes of seamounts is of great importance in applications such as inertial navigation and ocean mining. The quality and density of bathymetry data in the equatorial regions and the southern hemisphere are, unifortunately, highly variable. Our present knowledge of bathymetry, and in particular of seamount locations and characteristics, is based upon ship surveys, which are both time-consuming and expensive. It is likely that a significant number of uncharted seamounts exist throughout the oceans, and remote-sensing techniques may be the most effective means of locating them.

Keywords

Field Test Southern Hemisphere Equatorial Region Present Knowledge Offshore Engineer 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Keating
    • 1
  • N. Z. Cherkis
    • 2
  • P. W. Fell
    • 3
  • D. Handschmacher
    • 4
  • R. N. Hey
    • 5
  • A. Lazarewicz
    • 6
  • D. F. Naar
    • 5
  • R. K. Perry
    • 2
  • D. Sandwell
    • 7
  • D. C. Schwank
    • 8
  • P. Vogt
    • 2
  • B. Zondek
    • 3
  1. 1.Hawaii Institute of GeophysicsUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Naval Research LaboratoryWashington, D.C.USA
  3. 3.Naval Surface Weapons CenterDahlgrenUSA
  4. 4.Seafloor Division, NSTL StationNORDAUSA
  5. 5.Scripps Institution of OceanographyLa JollaUSA
  6. 6.Air Force Gravity LabHascon AFBBedfordUSA
  7. 7.National Geodetic SurveyNOAARockvilleUSA
  8. 8.Mission Research CorporationColorado SpringsUSA

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