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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Catalog of Images

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Early continuous sounding record from acoustic system. Off of OCEANOGRAPHER. C&GS didn't use recording instruments until late 1930's
Hudson Canyon area 1939
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Submarine valley discovered in Georges Bank area. Work done by OCEANOGRAPHER
Georges Bank, offshore Massachusetts 1931
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Submarine valleys of Georges Bank. Contoured by Dr. Francis P. Shepard, "the father of marine geology". Work done by OCEANOGRAPHER
Georges Bank, offshore Massachusetts 1932
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The Mendocino Escarpment. The initial indication of the great seafloor fracture zones. Surveyed by GUIDE between 1935-1938
California, Cape Mendocino area 1938
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First discoveries of PIONEER and GUIDE Seamounts. Seamounts discovered by PIONEER and GUIDE.
California Central Coast 1929-1932
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Davidson Seamount named for George Davidson of the C&GS. This feature was the first called a "seamount". Officially named by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Discovered by GUIDE in 1933. Error - latitude should range from 35 to 36
South of Monterey, California 1934
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Identified as submerged atolls on Palawan Bank. Note similarity in shape to salt structures in Gulf of Mexico. See images "theb.3833.htm" and "theb.3834.htm"
Palawan Bank, Philippine Islands 1933
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Shallow water bathymetry. Sand waves off Padre Island. Delineation possible because of widespread use of recording fathometers
Padre Island, Texas 1948
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The first guyot -discovered by Harry Hess of Princeton University. Flat-topped seamounts which are common in the Pacific. Discovered by Hess as naval officer in WWII. Contrary to popular belief, flat- topped seamounts were first discovered by the C&GS in the Gulf of Alaska and published on by Harold Murray in 1941.
Western Pacific 1945?
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Precision depth recorder record of small seamount on side of Easter Island. Acquired by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Record from ship THOMAS G. WASHINGTON
Chile, Easter Island 1982
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Profile of Bowers Bank. Surveyed by PATHFINDER
Southern Bering Sea 1952
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Constructing three dimensional model of Bowers Bank. C&GS marine geologist at work. Photo #1 of sequence
Washington, D.C. 1964
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Constructing three dimensional model of Bowers Bank. C&GS marine geologist at work. Photo #2 of sequence
Washington, D.C. 1964
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Constructing three dimensional model of Bowers Bank. C&GS marine geologist at work. Photo #3 of sequence
Washington, D.C. 1964
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Trincomalee Canyon, Sri Lanka. Surveyed by PIONEER. Survey made during International Indian Ocean Expedition
Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean 1964
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Monterey Bay Case Study - Photo #1. First recorded soundings in Monterey Bay. Surveyed by Don Miguel de Costanso - only 17 soundings
California, Monterey Bay 1770
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Monterey Bay Case Study - Photo #2. Reconnaissance chart of California coast. Surveyed in 1852 by Captain James Alden on the C&GS Ship ACTIVE
California, Monterey Bay 1853 chart
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Monterey Bay Case Study - Photo #3. Detail of Monterey Bay from 1852 C&GS survey. Note 0/120 in center of bay. Indicates that bottom was not reached with 120 fathom leadline
California, Monterey Bay 1853 chart
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Monterey Bay Case Study - Photo #4. C&GS chart of Monterey harbor published in 1852
California, Monterey Bay
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Monterey Bay Case Study - Photo #5. 1897 contoured map of Monterey "Submerged Valley". From George Davidson published paper in Proc. of Calif. Acad. of Sciences. Monterey Canyon was first noted in 1857 by James Alden of C&GS Ship ACTIVE . Alden termed the canyon a "submarine gulch"
California, Monterey Bay 1897
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Monterey Bay Case Study - Photo #6. Increasing detail of lower canyon including huge meander. From "Submarine Canyons" by Shepard and Dill
California, Monterey Bay 1966
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Monterey Bay Case Study - Photo #7. Profiles showing comparison of Monterey Canyon and Grand Canyon. From "Submarine Canyons" by Shepard and Dill
California, Monterey Bay 1966
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Monterey Bay Case Study - Photo #8. Upper Monterey Canyon as developed by multi-beam sounding systems. Surveyed by NOAA Ships DAVIDSON, DISCOVERER, and SURVEYOR. This was the smooth sheet for the first published NOAA multi-beam map
California, Monterey Bay 1989
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Monterey Bay Case Study - Photo #9. 3-D image of 9,000 square nautical miles. Shows Monterey Canyon, continental slope, Pioneer and Guide Seamounts, etc. This image was constructed from over 5,000,000 soundings
California, Monterey Bay 1990
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Mapping the Ocean Floor. Joint NOAA-USGS Exclusive Economic Zone Project Office. NOAA responsible for multi-beam bathymetric mapping program
1985-1991
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Norfolk Canyon off Chesapeake Bay. Image is 30 nautical miles by approximately 50 nautical miles
Off Chesapeake Bay entrance 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Sigsbee Escarpment and bizarre topography of Texas-Louisiana Slope. Image shows approximately 9,000 square nautical miles
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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3-D image NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Mitchell Basin image showing small portion of Sigsbee Escarpment. Image is 30 nautical miles by approximately 50 nautical miles
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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Map from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Mitchell Basin map showing small portion of Sigsbee Escarpment. Image is 30 nautical miles by approximately 50 nautical miles
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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Map from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Small portion of Sigsbee Escarpment north of Green Knoll
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Mitchell Dome map - diapiric structures discovered by NOAA EEZ mapping. Southeast of Mississippi Passes
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Mitchell Dome and surrounding diapiric features. Image is 30 nautical miles by approximately 50 nautical miles
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Detail of NE corner of Mitchell Dome map
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Mitchell Dome in center of image. Very similar to Mickey Mouse appearance. Sometimes referred to as "Mickey Mouse Domes"
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Mitchell Dome in center of image. Very similar to Mickey Mouse appearance. Sometimes referred to as "Mickey Mouse Domes"
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Chandeleur Valley image - valley is in upper left of image. Image is 30 nautical miles by approximately 50 nautical miles
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Basins on the Texas-Louisiana Slope
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Basins on the Texas-Louisiana Slope
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Davidson Seamount and continental slope. Image is 30 nautical miles by approximately 50 nautical miles. Looking to northeast
California Coast, South of Monterey Bay 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Davidson Seamount looking towards Pacific basin. Image is 30 nautical miles by approximately 50 nautical miles. Looking to northwest
California Coast, South of Monterey Bay 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Upper reaches of Monterey Canyon
California, Monterey Bay 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Monterey Canyon floor south of Santa Cruz
California, Monterey Bay 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Monterey Canyon floor south of Santa Cruz
California, Monterey Bay 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Shepard Meander of Monterey Canyon looking to southwest
California, Monterey Bay 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Shepard Meander of Monterey Canyon looking to northeast
California, Monterey Bay 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Shepard Meander of Monterey Canyon looking to northeast. Note dune structures south (to right) of meander
California, Monterey Bay 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Guide Seamount looking to northeast
North of Monterey Bay 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Guide Seamount looking to northeast
North of Monterey Bay 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Guide Seamount looking to northwest
North of Monterey Bay 1989
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3-D image from NOAA Exclusive Economic Zone Mapping Project. Pioneer Seamount and Pioneer Canyon
South of San Francisco 1989

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